Competitive solar heating systems for residential buildings

Simon Furbo, Alexander Thür, Frank Fiedler, Chris Bales, John Rekstad, Michaela Meir, Dagnija Blumberga, Claudio Rochas, Björn Karlsson, Helena Gajbert

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The paper describes the ongoing research project “Competitive solar heating systems for residential buildings”. The aim of the project is to develop competitive solar combisystems which are attractive to buyers. The solar combisystems must be attractive compared to traditional energy systems, both from an economical and architectural point of view. The project includes education, research, development and demonstration. The project started in 2003 and will be finished by the end of 2006. The participants of the project, which is financed by Nordic Energy Research and the participants themselves, are the universities: Technical University of Denmark, Dalarna University, University of Oslo, Riga Technical University and Lund Institute of Technology, as well as the companies: Metro Therm A/S (Denmark), Velux A/S (Denmark), Solentek AB (Sweden) and SolarNor (Norway). The project consists of a number of Ph.D. studies in Denmark, Sweden and Latvia, and a post-doc. study in Norway. Close cooperation between the researchers and the industry partners ensures that the results of the project can be utilized. By the end of the project the industry partners will be able to bring the developed systems onto the market. In Denmark and Norway the focus is on solar heating/natural gas systems, and in Sweden and Latvia the focus is on solar heating/pellet systems. Additionally, Lund Institute of Technology and University of Oslo are studying solar collectors of various types being integrated into the roof and facade of the building.
Original languageEnglish
JournalJournal of Applied Research, Official journal of Lithuanian Applied Science Academy
Pages (from-to)114-120
Publication statusPublished - 2005
Event10th International Conference on Solar Energy at High Latitudes - Vilnius, Lithuania
Duration: 25 May 200527 May 2005
Conference number: 10


Conference10th International Conference on Solar Energy at High Latitudes


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