Chapter 1. Solar Energy Use in Buildings

  1. Ursula Eicker

Published Online: 19 SEP 2005

DOI: 10.1002/0470868341.ch1

Solar Technologies for Buildings

Solar Technologies for Buildings

How to Cite

Eicker, U. (2003) Solar Energy Use in Buildings, in Solar Technologies for Buildings, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/0470868341.ch1

Author Information

  1. University of Applied Sciences, Stuttgart, Germany

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 19 SEP 2005
  2. Published Print: 6 JUN 2003

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780471486374

Online ISBN: 9780470868348



  • active solar-energy use;
  • passive buildings;
  • passive building standard;
  • heating energy requirement;
  • cost-saving energy concept;
  • solar thermal efficiency;
  • cooling energy;
  • heating-supporting systems;
  • passive solar energy use


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Energy consumption of buildings

  • Meeting requirements by active and passive solar energy use