June 15, 2014
June 15, 2014
June 18, 2014
Energy Conversion and Conservation
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DESIGN AND AUTOMATION OF A ZERO ENERGY HOUSE (ZEH) MODELDue to the rising energy prices, green-house effects, and environmental concerns, there has beena lot of emphasis on using alternative, renewable energy sources. This paper is concerned withthe use of solar energy to meet the energy needs of a house model and automate the distributionand use of the collected energy, in the form of electricity, by using photovoltaic panels. Thisexperimental study discusses the design of the photovoltaic system, for a small scale modelhouse, along with its associated instrumentation, real time data acquisition and automationstrategies using LAB View. The study clearly shows that house energy requirements can be metusing renewable energy sources and that the goal of a zero energy house is attainable in manylocations.
Chahine, J. A., & Ha, M. N., & Hem, V., & Tzouanas, V. (2014, June), Design and Automation of a Zero-Energy Model House (ZEH) Paper presented at 2014 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, Indianapolis, Indiana. 10.18260/1-2--20252
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