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An overview of solar energy applications in buildings in Greece

Papamanolis Nikolaos

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Year 2014
Type of Item Unreviewed Journal Publication
Bibliographic Citation N. Papamanolis, "An Overview of Solar Energy Applications in Buildings in Greece," International Journal of Sustainable Energy, 2014. doi: 10.1080/14786451.2014.950965
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This work classifies and describes the main fields of solar energy exploitation in buildings in Greece, a country with high solar energy capacities. The study focuses on systems and technologies that apply to residential and commercial buildings following the prevailing design and construction practices (conventional buildings) and investigates the effects of the architectural and constructional characteristics of these buildings on the respective applications. In addition, it examines relevant applications in other building categories and in buildings with increased ecological sensitivity in their design and construction (green buildings). Through its findings, the study seeks to improve the efficiency and broaden the scope of solar energy applications in buildings in Greece to the benefit of their energy and environmental performance.