Journal article

Comparison of optimal oriented façade integrated solar cooling systems in Australian climate zones

D Wu, L Aye, Y Yuan, P Mendis, T Ngo

Solar Energy | Elsevier | Published : 2020

Abstract

Solar cooling technologies have been proven to have great potential for energy saving during cooling season. Meanwhile, glass has become one of the primary structural materials used in building construction since the middle of the 20th century. Although common glass adds to the aesthetic appeal of a building, it has serious drawbacks, such as creating heat traps, preventing natural ventilation and causing glare. Highly glazed façades would cause unwanted heat transmission from the ambient, which must be extracted to outside using an air-conditioning system. Internal heat resulting from façade configurations can be responsible for up to 45% of a building's cooling requirements. A façade integ..

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