Thermal design of a fully equipped solar-powered desert home

M.A. Serag-Eldin

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

3 Scopus citations


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 languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2010 1st International Nuclear & Renewable Energy Conference (INREC)
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
ISBN (Print)9781424452132
StatePublished - Mar 2010
Externally publishedYes


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