Solar System Design and Energy Performance Assessment Approaches

  • Xingxing ZhangEmail author
  • Xinru Wang
  • Xudong Zhao
Part of the Green Energy and Technology book series (GREEN)


Recently, solar system has gained a rapid development in many countries because it is clean and sustainable. Many solar systems including the solar photovoltaic/loop-heat-pipe (PV/LHP), solar loop-heat-pipe (LHP), solar photovoltaic/micro-channel heat pipe (PV/MCHP) system, and solar thermal facade system (STF) have been designed for energy saving. To assess these systems’ performance, there are many approaches such as energy and exergy assessment which is used in this chapter to analyze their performance. Besides the system design, the authors set up dedicated experimental models in combination with computer models to test the systems’ performance. Furthermore, some systems are compared with the conventional system, and the performance of these solar systems is better than the conventional system. In addition, these solar systems are applied in many real buildings and their performance is examined, the results show that the solar systems have more potential to boost the building energy efficiency and create the possibility of solar development in buildings.


PV/LHP LHP PV/MCHP STF Energy and exergy Performance assessment 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Energy, Forest and Built EnvironmentsDalarna UniversityFalunSweden
  2. 2.Department of Architecture and Built EnvironmentUniversity of Nottingham Ningbo ChinaNingboChina
  3. 3.School of Engineering and Computer ScienceUniversity of HullHullUK

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