Solar House A Guide for the Solar Designer

Solar House A Guide for the Solar Designer
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Solar House A Guide for the Solar Designer by Terry Galloway. This guide is an expedition into the realm of solar design, spanning the entire lifecycle of a project – from inception to operation and maintenance. Through the eyes of a seasoned solar homeowner, this book serves as a beacon for architects, designers, contractors, and homeowners alike, offering insights into the intricate dance between technology and nature that defines the solar home. This solar guide provides homeowners thinking of going solar with first-hand evidence of best practices and provides the architect and designer with the knowledge of how to best satisfy their clients’ needs. Provides essential information for the solar designer and contractor.

The Contents of Solar House A Guide for the Solar Designer

  • The goal of this guide
  • Users of this guidebook
  • Solar is a critical part of the global renewable mix
  • Energy futures
  • Environmental Philosophy
  • PV power production
  • Wind and Solar Power Systems
  • Thermal Mass – Heated By Solar And By Ground-Coupled
  • Attached Greenhouse Passive Heating
  • Domestic Hot Water
  • House DHW usage patterns
  • DHW tank storage capacity
  • Plumbing configuration
  • Combined DHW And Swimming Pool Heating
  • Solar PVs to supply power to swimming pool pump and chlorinator
  • OFF Grid Solar Power Made Simple
  • Space Heating
  • Seasonal heat demand
  • Solar thermal collector heat utilization in winter
  • Design of building envelope
  • Radiant floors
  • Space Cooling
  • PV Electric Power
  • Grid-connected, net-metering, and time-of-use pricing
  • Solar Electricity Handbook 2021 Edition
  • Annual Energy Use
  • Maintenance Saves Money
  • Payback Economics
  • Thermal Performance Monitoring And Control
  • Solar Energy Future Options
  • Fuel cells for electricity and heat

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