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A comprehensive review of solar facades. Opaque solar facades

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  • Quesada, Guillermo
  • Rousse, Daniel
  • Dutil, Yvan
  • Badache, Messaoud
  • Hallé, Stéphane
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    In antiquity, people already knew the principles of solar architecture, designing their houses to the south to take advantage of the sun in all seasons. Today, solar architecture is undergoing a true revolution because of the development, among other things, of special facades involved in the processes of heating, ventilation, thermal isolation, shading, electricity generation and lighting of homes: these are called “solar facades”. This paper aims to review the remarkable developments that have occurred during the first decade of this century in this field.

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    Volume (Year): 16 (2012)
    Issue (Month): 5 ()
    Pages: 2820-2832

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    Keywords: Building-integrated solar thermal system (BIST); Building-integrated photovoltaic system (BIPV); Building-integrated photovoltaic thermal system (BIPV/T); Solar dynamic buffer zone (SDBZ) curtain wall; Thermal storage wall; Solar chimney;

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    1. Saadatian, Omidreza & Sopian, K. & Lim, C.H. & Asim, Nilofar & Sulaiman, M.Y., 2012. "Trombe walls: A review of opportunities and challenges in research and development," Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, Elsevier, vol. 16(8), pages 6340-6351.

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