Photovoltaics and Architecture
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Photovoltaics and Architecture by Randall Thomas
Book DescriptionPhotovoltaic systems (PVs) produce electricity directly from solar radiation and are becoming more widespread as their advantages become apparent. This new guide provides an overview of how PVs work and how they are incorporated in the design of buildings, giving designers a good idea of the variety and flexibility of PVs and of their design and aesthetic potential. Seven contemporary case studies illustrate the use and application of photovoltaic systems.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780415231824
(297mm x 210mm x 11mm)
Imprint: Spon Press
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 8-Mar-2001
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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Environments of Architecture, Hardback (October 2007)
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Urban Lifeworld, Hardback (November 2001)» View all books by Randall Thomas
This volume of scholarly essays, the result of detailed research, contributes to our understanding of the cultural role of cities by offering a new approach to the analysis of the urban experience.
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