Chapter 6. Thermal Analysis of Building-Integrated Solar Components

  1. Ursula Eicker

Published Online: 19 SEP 2005

DOI: 10.1002/0470868341.ch6

Solar Technologies for Buildings

Solar Technologies for Buildings

How to Cite

Eicker, U. (2003) Thermal Analysis of Building-Integrated Solar Components, in Solar Technologies for Buildings, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/0470868341.ch6

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



  • thermal characterisation;
  • heat transfer coefficient;
  • photovoltaic facades;
  • solar ventilation gains;
  • active solar components;
  • thermal coupling;
  • stationary energy balance;
  • Nußelt correlations


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Empirical thermal model of building-integrated photovoltaics

  • Energy balance and stationary thermal model of ventilated double facades

  • Building-integrated solar components (U- and g-values)

  • Warm-air generation by photovoltaic facades