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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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    Article provided by Elsevier in its journal Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews.

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

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    Handle: RePEc:eee:rensus:v:16:y:2012:i:5:p:2820-2832
    DOI: 10.1016/j.rser.2012.01.078
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