ISBN-10:
0071485635
ISBN-13:
9780071485630
Pub. Date:
09/14/2007
Publisher:
McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
Solar Power in Building Design (GreenSource): The Engineer's Complete Project Resource / Edition 1

Solar Power in Building Design (GreenSource): The Engineer's Complete Project Resource / Edition 1

by Peter Gevorkian

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Overview

Solar Power in Building Design (GreenSource): The Engineer's Complete Project Resource / Edition 1

Design, Implement, and Audit the Most Energy-Efficient,
Cost-Effective Solar Power Systems for Any Type of Building!


Solar Power in Building Design is a complete guide to designing, implementing, and auditing energy-efficient, cost-effective solar power systems for residential, commercial, and industrial buildings. From basic theory through project planning, cost estimating, and manufacturing methods, this vital resource offers you everything needed for solar power design success.

Filled with case studies and illustrations, this state-of-the-art design tool covers new solar technologies…design implementation techniques…energy conservation…the economics of solar power systems…passive solar heating power…and more. Solar Power in Building Design features:

  • Step-by-step instructions for designing, implementing, and auditing solar power systems
  • Expert guidance on using solar power in any type of building-from basic theory through project planning, cost estimating, and manufacturing
  • Complete details on Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design
    (LEED), plus rebate procedures and forms

    Inside This Cutting-Edge Solar Power Toolkit


    • Solar power physics and technology • Practical guide to solar power design • Solar power design implementation • Energy conservation • Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) • Sustainable energy rebate • Economics of solar power systems • Passive solar heating power

  • Product Details

    ISBN-13: 9780071485630
    Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
    Publication date: 09/14/2007
    Series: GreenSource Bks.
    Edition description: New Edition
    Pages: 476
    Product dimensions: 7.70(w) x 9.50(h) x 1.26(d)

    About the Author

    Dr. Peter Gevorkian, PhD (Glendale, CA) is President of Vector Delta Design Group, Inc., an electrical engineering and solar power design consulting organization specializing in industrial, commercial and residential projects. In the past several years, the company extended its expertise in the field of renewable energy sources such as solar power, fuel cells and micro-turbine cogeneration. Since 1971, Dr. Gevorkian has been an active member of the Canadian and California Board of Professional Engineers. He has taught computer science, automation control, and has authored several technical papers, in addition to the books Sustainable Energy Systems in Architectural Design and the upcoming Sustainable Energy Systems Engineering.

    Table of Contents

    Foreword

    Introduction

    Acknowledgments

    Disclaimer Note

    Chapter 1: Solar Power System Physics

    Chapter 2: Solar Power Technologies

    Chapter 3: Solar Power System Design Considerations

    Chapter 4: Introduction to Solar Power System Design

    Chapter 5: Solar Power Generation Project Implementation

    Chapter 6: Energy Conservation

    Chapter 7: LEED--Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design

    Chapter 8: California Solar Initiative Program

    Chapter 9: Economics of Solar Power Systems

    Chapter 10: Passive Solar Heating Technologies

    Appendix A: Unit Conversion and Design Reference Tables

    Appendix B: Photovoltaic System Support Hardware and Photo Gallery

    Appendix C: California Energy Commission Certified Equipment

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