Thermal design of a fully equipped solar-powered desert home

Chapter Title

Thermal design of a fully equipped solar-powered desert home

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Mechanical Engineering Department

Description

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.

Publication Date

6-14-2010

Document Type

Book Chapter

Book Title

2010 1st International Nuclear and Renewable Energy Conference, INREC'10

ISBN

9781424452149

Publisher

IEEE

City

Piscataway, NJ

First Page

1

Last Page

6

Thermal design of a fully equipped solar-powered desert home

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