The NORTHSUN 90 conference provided a forum for scientists from high latitude countries to discuss their experience of solar energy. The book is divided into two parts, Part One deals with energy conservation and management in buildings and solar and low energy architecture. Part Two covers all aspects of renewable energy; materials science and photovoltaic conversion, weather data, heating and cooling of buildings, hot water systems, wave energy, geothermal energy, energy storage, country programmes and other related topics. In northern latitudes energy savings in buildings of up to 50% can be achieved. NORTHSUN 90 encouraged the attainment of this goal, promoting the use of solar energy in heating and collective work on solar projects of direct benefit to the region.
Selected papers: Part I: Building Technology. A total energy design for 92 houses with combined use of solar heating and energy conservation, P V Pedersen. Haden Court energy efficient estate improvement, D Clarke & A Myer. T;e optimum selection of the window shading levels and of the indoor ventilation rates as a design strategy for bioclimatic commercial buildings, G Cannistraro et al . Town planning for solar energy urban development for solar rights in high latitudes, S de Schiller et al . Super-insulated windows with silica aerogel, N B Andersen. Part II: Renewable Energy and Related Topics. Sun, wind and energy at high latitudes, G S Saluja. Fourier analysis of daily solar radiation data in Egypt, M T Y Tadros & M A Mosal;m Shaltout. Heliogasification of vegetal waste of agricultural production, N G Efendieva et al . A solar heating plant with seasonal storage, J O Dalenback. Investigation on solar DHW systems combined with auxiliary heaters, G A H van Amerongen & P W Bergm;ijer. Prospects of a solar community for reducing environmental damage and saving possible fuels, A M Tayeb. Cooling of commercial buildings by means of large cold radiant ceilings, S Alessandro et al . Attractive small marketed hot water solar heating systems using low flow operation, S Furbo. A vapour-lift pump for solar systems, P Kjaerboe. Utilization of low grade energy sources for air-conditioning using solid-desiccant material, Y Carmi et al . Solar programme of the Federal Republic of Germany, V Lottner. Author index.
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