KAUST Grant Number#09C032500100831
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AbstractThe 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.
CitationSerag-Eldin MA (2010) Thermal design of a fully equipped solar-powered desert home. 2010 1st International Nuclear & Renewable Energy Conference (INREC). Available: http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/INREC.2010.5462553.
SponsorsThis work was funded by the King Abdalla University forScience and Technology (KAUST) project on IntegratedDesert Building Technologies, grant #09C032500100831,held by AUC.