A4: Database of successful architectural integration


Architectural integration of solar thermal energy systems
January 2014
By: Ingvild Skjelland et. al.
--- This database presents a range of buildings where solar thermal energy systems have been successfully integrated in the architecture. The core element of a solar thermal installation is solar collectors that convert the energy in sunlight directly into usable heat. These collectors can be aesthetically integrated with the building envelope or they can be mounted onto a building. Solar thermal installations have high energy capacity, and end users therefore benefit of an attractive pay back on their investment.
Architectural integration of solar thermal energy systems
Towards an improved architectural quality of building integrated solar thermal systems (BIST)
Solar Energy 81 (2007) 1104–1116
June 2007
By: M.C. Munari Probst, C. Roecker
--- Architectural integration is a major issue in the development and spreading of solar thermal technologies. Yet the architectural quality of most existing building integrated solar thermal systems (BIST) is quite poor, which often discourages potential new users. In this paper, the results of a large web survey on architectural quality, addressed to more than 170 European architects and other building professionals are presented and commented ...
Towards an improved architectural quality of building integrated solar thermal systems (BIST)