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Solar heating and cooling of buildingsSolar energy has been used for space heating and water heating for many years. A less common application, although technically feasible, is solar cooling. This paper describes the techniques employed in the heating and cooling of buildings, and in water heating. The potential for solar energy to displace conventional energy sources is discussed. Water heating for new apartments appears to have some features which could make it a place to begin the resurgence of solar energy applications in the United States. A project to investigate apartment solar water heating, currently in the pilot plant construction phase, is described.
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Conference Proceedings
Bourke, R. D.
Davis, E. S.
(California Institute of Technology, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Systems Analysis Section, Pasadena Calif., United States)
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August 8, 2013
Publication Date
January 1, 1975
Subject Category
Energy Production And Conversion
Meeting Information
Meeting: Energy Delta: Supply vs. demand; Energy Symposium
Location: San Francisco, CA
Start Date: February 25, 1974
End Date: February 27, 1974
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