Glass in Solar Energy
Pp. 131-152 (22)
H. C. Vasconcelos, F. Lahoz, C. Pérez-Rodríguez and M. G. Meirelles
This chapter provides an overview of the employ of glass in solar energy
devices, beginning with a introduction to the actual needs of energy followed by a
review of some particular domains where glass is used in solar energy at present, or is
emergent as an alternative for the future. Some physical parameters describing the
optical and thermal characteristic of glass are introduced.
Glass windows, solar radiation, solar control, low emissivity, solar
heating, solar buildings.
Department of Technological Sciences and Development, Azores University, Portugal.