Thermal design of a modern, air-conditioned, single-floor, solar-powered desert house

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http://hdl.handle.net/10754/599989
Title:
Thermal design of a modern, air-conditioned, single-floor, solar-powered desert house
Authors:
Serag-Eldin, M. A.
Abstract:
The paper presents a thermal analysis of a single-floor, solar-powered desert house. The house is air-conditioned and provides all modern comforts and facilities. Electrical power, which drives the entire energy system, is generated by roof-mounted photovoltaic modules. The modules are fixed on special cradles which fold at night to expose the roof to the night sky, thereby enhancing night-time cooling, which is substantial in the desert environment. A detailed dynamic heat transfer analysis is conducted for the building envelope, coupled with a solar radiation model. Application to 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. © 2011 Copyright Taylor and Francis Group, LLC.
Citation:
Serag-Eldin MA (2011) Thermal design of a modern, air-conditioned, single-floor, solar-powered desert house. International Journal of Sustainable Energy 30: S121–S141. Available: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/1478646X.2011.562607.
Publisher:
Informa UK Limited
Journal:
International Journal of Sustainable Energy
Issue Date:
Dec-2011
DOI:
10.1080/1478646X.2011.562607
Type:
Article
ISSN:
1478-6451; 1478-646X
Sponsors:
This work was funded by the King Abdalla University for Science and Technology (KAUST) project on Integrated Desert Building Technologies, the grant held by AUC.
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dc.contributor.authorSerag-Eldin, M. A.en
dc.date.accessioned2016-02-28T06:33:54Zen
dc.date.available2016-02-28T06:33:54Zen
dc.date.issued2011-12en
dc.identifier.citationSerag-Eldin MA (2011) Thermal design of a modern, air-conditioned, single-floor, solar-powered desert house. International Journal of Sustainable Energy 30: S121–S141. Available: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/1478646X.2011.562607.en
dc.identifier.issn1478-6451en
dc.identifier.issn1478-646Xen
dc.identifier.doi10.1080/1478646X.2011.562607en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10754/599989en
dc.description.abstractThe paper presents a thermal analysis of a single-floor, solar-powered desert house. The house is air-conditioned and provides all modern comforts and facilities. Electrical power, which drives the entire energy system, is generated by roof-mounted photovoltaic modules. The modules are fixed on special cradles which fold at night to expose the roof to the night sky, thereby enhancing night-time cooling, which is substantial in the desert environment. A detailed dynamic heat transfer analysis is conducted for the building envelope, coupled with a solar radiation model. Application to 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. © 2011 Copyright Taylor and Francis Group, LLC.en
dc.description.sponsorshipThis work was funded by the King Abdalla University for Science and Technology (KAUST) project on Integrated Desert Building Technologies, the grant held by AUC.en
dc.publisherInforma UK Limiteden
dc.subjectgreen buildingsen
dc.subjectphotovoltaic houseen
dc.subjectsolar energyen
dc.subjectsustainable desert homeen
dc.subjectzero energy houseen
dc.titleThermal design of a modern, air-conditioned, single-floor, solar-powered desert houseen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.identifier.journalInternational Journal of Sustainable Energyen
dc.contributor.institutionAmerican University in Cairo, Cairo, Egypten
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