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Solar thermal energy in Europe

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An assessment study
Energy research
Renewable sources of energy

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Poids de l'ouvrage 19 Mo

Solar Energy R&D
in the European Community
Series A Volume D
Solar Energy Applications to Dwellings
Solar Thermal Energy
in Europe
An Assessment Study Solar Thermal Energy in Europe Solar Energy R&D in the European Community
Series A:
Solar Energy Applications to Dwellings
Volume 3
This assessment study was performed under contract no ESA-G-111-UK by
D. TURRENT and N. BAKER, Energy Conscious Design, 44 Earlham Street,
Covent Garden, London WC2 9LA,
for the Commission of the European Communities
Directorate-General Science, Research and Development, Brussels
Ï Solar Energy R&D
in the European Community
Series A Volume 3
Solar Energy Applications to Dwellings
Solar Thermal Energy
in Europe
An Assessment Study
by
D.TURRENTand N.BAKER
Energy Conscious Design, London
and
T. C. STEEMERS and W. PALZ . pAR
Commission of the European Communities ƒ ' U h UP. Β í DI ÍOth.
N. C.
D. Reidel Publishing Company
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for the Commission of the European Communities Library of Congress Cataloging in Publication Data '
Main entry under title: ne
Solar thermal energy in Europe.
(Solar Energy R&D in the Euopean Community. Series A,
solar energy apllications to dwellings: v. 3)
1. Solar energy-Europe. II. Turrent, D. II. Commission of the
European Communities. III. Series
TJ810.S722 1983 333.79'23'094 83-9476
ISBN 90-277-1592-0
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Printed in The Netherlands Preface
Ten years ago, solar energy research was confined to a very specialised
area of scientific experimentation. Today there are several thousand
researchers active in the field and a small industry is beginning to
develop. This rapid development of a new technology has taken place
against a background of steadily rising energy prices and a growing
awareness that conventional forms of energy supply are finite and must be
conserved. In particular, Europe has become aware of its heavy dependence
on imported oil. Reduction of oil consumption is therefore a central
objective of European energy policy. Clearly, energy conservation will
play a major role in this policy as will the development of renewable
energy sources, such as solar, wind, wave, biomass etc. Many experts
believe that the contribution of all the renewables to Europe's gross
energy demand could be in excess of 102 by the year 2020. Solar energy in
particular could have an important role in Lhe future as a source of low
temperature energy supply.
Historically, most of the solar energy R&D carried out has been on active
systems for water and space heating. Recently, there has been a shift
towards passive solar space heating however.
The purpose of this Assessment Study is to provide a context for the whole
range of R & D activities in the field of solar heating and cooling being
carried out in Europe. It not only allows the individual research worker
to see how his work fits into the whole, but it also provides decision­
makers with well­founded arguments to concentrate R&D efforts on those
problems which, once solved, will enhance the introduction of solar
technologies in the building industry and/or improve the application
potential for solar heating and cooling.
This Assessment Study should finally serve as a guidance for the developing
solar industry.
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Τ C Steemers
Commission of the European Communities
DG XII
August 1982