Selection of Renewable Energy Sources for Buildings

Hanna Jędrzejuk


This chapter describes a general issue of selecting renewable energy sources (RES) and technical systems. To achieve the nearly zero-energy building (nZEB) standard, application of an RES (e.g., solar, wind, geothermal, hydropower, and biomass energy) is necessary. Each type of RES has specific characteristics and can be used to produce electricity and/or heat in certain systems. A short review of various systems using renewable energy sources is presented. To find the required and satisfactory solution that guaranties meeting the nZEB standard, an analysis must be carried out considering a number of aspects: local availability, structure and time-dependence of energy demand, building construction, economic conditions, legal regulations, and specific requirements. Finally, two examples of modernisation towards the nZEB standard are included.
Author Hanna Jędrzejuk (FPAE / IHE)
Hanna Jędrzejuk,,
- The Institute of Heat Engineering
Publication size in sheets1.4
Book Ryńska Elżbieta, Koźmińska Urszula, Zinowiec-Cieplik Kinga, Rucińska Joanna, Szybinska-Matusiak B. (eds.): Design Solutions for nZEB Retrofit Buildings, 2018, IGI Global, ISBN 9781522541059, [1522541055, 9781522541066], 362 p., DOI:10.4018/978-1-5225-4105-9
Keywords in Polishźródła energii odnawialnej
Keywords in Englishrenewable energy sources
Languageen angielski
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ScoreMinisterial score = 5.0, 25-10-2019, MonographChapterAuthor
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