Potential solar energy use in a residential district in Niš
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Serbia is a suitable place for solar energy exploitation with more than 2000 sunny hours per year over 80% of its territory. In the paper, the existing state is analyzed and the possibilities of solar energy use are examined by employing a combined approach. This relies on the following elements: an attached conservatory with remote heat storage for space heating in the period October-April; a canopy covered by flexible organic photovoltaic modules for electricity production in the period May- September, and a solar water heating system throughout the year. In addition to an analysis of energy performance of the proposed design solution, its economic aspect is also discussed, which suggests that investing in energy efficiency projects should be encouraged provided the state adopts an appropriate system of subsidies for the use of renewable energy sources. .
Keywords:solar energy / attached conservatory / photovoltaic canopy / solar water heating system / family houses / case study
Source:Spatium, 2009, 20, 9-18
- Institute of Architecture, Urban & Spatial Planning of Serbia