Building Integrated Solar Thermal Systems (BISTS) have been classified across a range of operating characteristics and system features and mounting configurations. The main classification criteria of all solar thermal systems (STS) are based on the method of transferring collected solar energy to the application (active or passive), the energy carrier (air, water, water-glycol, oil, electricity etc.) and the final application for the energy collected (hot water and/or space heating, cooling, process heat or mixed applications). Additionally, for BISTS the architectural integration quality based on structural, functional and aesthetical variations have to be classified. The collector as a central element of integration has to fulfil in some cases many more specifications than ordinary, add-on collectors.
|Title of host publication||Building Integrated Solar thermal Systems - Design and Applications Handbook|
|Publisher||European Cooperation in Science and Technology|
|ISBN (Print)||978 9963 697 22 9|
|Publication status||Published (in print/issue) - Mar 2017|
- Building Integrated Solar Thermal