Two energy storage alternatives for a solar-powered sustainable single floor desert home

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Title:
Two energy storage alternatives for a solar-powered sustainable single floor desert home
Authors:
Serag-Eldin, M. A.
Abstract:
This paper is concerned with the thermodynamic analysis of a totally solarpowered desert home. The home is air-conditioned and provides all modern comforts and facilities. It features closely spaced, roof mounted photovoltaic modules, which collect the solar energy driving the whole energy system. During the day time, the modules form an elevated horizontal surface above the roof, shielding it from direct solar radiation. After sunset, the photovoltaic modules are flipped vertically upwards to expose the roof to the sky, thus enhancing night-time cooling. Two methods of energy storage are proposed and compared, one using solely battery storage of electrical output, and the other employing a combination of cold water storage and battery storage. The analysis is based on detailed dynamic heat transfer calculations for the entire building envelope, coupled with a solar radiation model, and followed by energy balances. The results reveal that indeed it is feasible to employ solar energy as the only source of energy to power the home, and that each storage system has its own merits and shortcomings. © 2010 WIT Press.
Citation:
Serag-Eldin MA (2010) Two energy storage alternatives for a solar-powered sustainable single floor desert home. The Sustainable World. Available: http://dx.doi.org/10.2495/sw100131.
Publisher:
WITPRESS LTD.
Journal:
The Sustainable World
Issue Date:
30-Sep-2010
DOI:
10.2495/sw100131
Type:
Conference Paper
Sponsors:
This work was funded by the King Abdalla University for Science andTechnology (KAUST) project on Integrated Desert Building Technologies,grant#09c032500100831 held by AUC.
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dc.contributor.authorSerag-Eldin, M. A.en
dc.date.accessioned2016-02-28T06:42:51Zen
dc.date.available2016-02-28T06:42:51Zen
dc.date.issued2010-09-30en
dc.identifier.citationSerag-Eldin MA (2010) Two energy storage alternatives for a solar-powered sustainable single floor desert home. The Sustainable World. Available: http://dx.doi.org/10.2495/sw100131.en
dc.identifier.doi10.2495/sw100131en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10754/599850en
dc.description.abstractThis paper is concerned with the thermodynamic analysis of a totally solarpowered desert home. The home is air-conditioned and provides all modern comforts and facilities. It features closely spaced, roof mounted photovoltaic modules, which collect the solar energy driving the whole energy system. During the day time, the modules form an elevated horizontal surface above the roof, shielding it from direct solar radiation. After sunset, the photovoltaic modules are flipped vertically upwards to expose the roof to the sky, thus enhancing night-time cooling. Two methods of energy storage are proposed and compared, one using solely battery storage of electrical output, and the other employing a combination of cold water storage and battery storage. The analysis is based on detailed dynamic heat transfer calculations for the entire building envelope, coupled with a solar radiation model, and followed by energy balances. The results reveal that indeed it is feasible to employ solar energy as the only source of energy to power the home, and that each storage system has its own merits and shortcomings. © 2010 WIT Press.en
dc.description.sponsorshipThis work was funded by the King Abdalla University for Science andTechnology (KAUST) project on Integrated Desert Building Technologies,grant#09c032500100831 held by AUC.en
dc.publisherWITPRESS LTD.en
dc.subjectDesert buildingen
dc.subjectEnergy storageen
dc.subjectRenewable energyen
dc.subjectSolar energyen
dc.subjectZero energy houseen
dc.titleTwo energy storage alternatives for a solar-powered sustainable single floor desert homeen
dc.typeConference Paperen
dc.identifier.journalThe Sustainable Worlden
dc.contributor.institutionMechanical Engineering Department, American University in Cairo, Egypten
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