Title page for ETD etd-11302004-105131


Type of Document Master's Thesis
Author Xu, Zheng
Author's Email Address zhxu1@vt.edu
URN etd-11302004-105131
Title Thermal Performance Comparison of Three Integrated Thermal Solar Roof Collectors
Degree Master of Science
Department Architecture
Advisory Committee
Advisor Name Title
Jones, James R. Committee Chair
Ermann, Michael G. Committee Member
Schubert, Robert P. Committee Member
Keywords
  • energy saving
  • Solar thermal system
  • heat collection
Date of Defense 2004-09-17
Availability unrestricted
Abstract
The integrated solar roof collector system can bring the house year-round energy saving benefit. In heating season, part of the space heating and preheating domestic hot water demand can be met by this integrated system. In the cooling season, cooling load reduction and preheating domestic hot water can be achieved by operating this system. The traditional solar thermal system is an add-on system rather than integrated, which increases the cost-benefit ratio. The current system is integrated with the roof structure. Except for the energy collecting benefit, it will reduce the material cost, labor cost and construction period.

The objectives of this research is to estimate the energy performance of three collector configurations including space heating saving, and preheat hot water saving. This study also compares energy performance for the three collectors on two types of evaluated houses in Roanoke, Virginia.

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