Characteristics, design implicaitons, and applicability of passive solar heating-systems for buildings

TitleCharacteristics, design implicaitons, and applicability of passive solar heating-systems for buildings
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication1991
AuthorsGivoni, B
JournalSolar Energy
Volume47
Pagination425-435
Date Published1991
ISBN Number0038-092X
Accession NumberWOS:A1991GY86200003
Abstract

The paper reviews the performance characteristics of various passive solar heating systems for buildings, the main design factors affecting their performance, the relative advantages and main problems associated with them, and their applicability to different building types and climatic regions. Emphasis is placed on the architectural design issues associated with the different passive solar heating systems and to the problems that may be encountered when passive solar heating is applied in regions with hot summers.