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Andrew Little Series: Development of solar thermal technologies

At a Glance
Date: 17 November 2011
Time: 3.45pm-5.00pm
Location: A401 School of Engineering
Open To: Staff, students, alumni and general public
Cost: Free
Summary: A short introduction on solar energy fundamentals with Dorata Chwieduk from Warsaw University of Technology.

This lecture, from Dorata Chwieduk from the Warsaw University of Technology, will give a short introduction on solar energy fundamentals including photo thermal and photovoltaic conversion of solar radiation. Topics covered will include solar passive and active systems, hybrid PV/thermal systems and the state of the solar thermal technology market. The stress is put on one of the most challenging aspects of the EU Directive on energy performance of buildings, i.e. necessity of construction the self-energy sufficient or nearly zero-energy buildings in a few years.

Andrew Little is an alumnus of the School of Engineering at Warwick, who has made a huge success out of pioneering the automated supply of books for mail order companies such as Amazon. He has kindly funded the School to establish a lecture series of general engineering interest.

Find out more on the School of Engineering website.