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.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Title of host publication||2010 1st International Nuclear & Renewable Energy Conference (INREC)|
|Publisher||Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)|
|State||Published - Mar 2010|