Thermal design of a fully equipped solar-powered desert home
Mechanical Engineering Department
The paper presents a conceptual design and thermodynamic analysis of a solar-powered desert home. The home is airconditioned and provides all modern comforts and facilities. Electrical power, which drives the entire energy system, is generated by roof mounted photovoltaic modules. A detailed dynamic heat transfer analysis is conducted for the building envelope, coupled with a solar radiation model. A dynamic heat balance for a typical Middle-Eastern desert site, reveals that indeed such a design is feasible with present day technology; and should be even more attractive with future advances in technology.
2010 1st International Nuclear and Renewable Energy Conference, INREC'10
(2010).Thermal design of a fully equipped solar-powered desert home. IEEE. , 1-6
Serag-Eldin, M. A.
Thermal design of a fully equipped solar-powered desert home. IEEE, 2010.pp. 1-6