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A Solar Design Manual for Alaska

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dc.contributor.author Seifert, Richard D.
dc.date.accessioned 2019-05-29T23:22:57Z
dc.date.available 2019-05-29T23:22:57Z
dc.date.issued 1981-07
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11122/10187
dc.description.tableofcontents Introduction - 1 A Short Course in Solar Energy - 2 Daylighting - 3 Electricity - 3 Active Heating - 3 Passive Heating - 3 Solar Energy in Alaska - 3 Availability of Solar Radiation - 6 Alaskan Solar Radiation Data - 8 Solar Technologies - 15 Flat-Plate Solar Collectors - 16 Evacuated-Tube Collectors - 17 Concentrating Collectors - 17 Comparing Active Systems - 18 Costs - 18 Matching Collector to Applications - 18 Passive Solar Space Heating - 18 Heat Gain Through Glazing - 18 Heat Loss Through Glazing - 18 Thermal Storage - 19 Photovoltaic or Photoelectric Cells - 19 Energy Storage - 23 Water and Water Tanks - 23 Rocks and Rock Bins - 23 Phase-Change Materials and Containers - 24 Advantages and Disadvantages - 24 Seasonal Storage - 24 Storage of Photovoltaic Electricity - 25 Active Solar Water Heating - 27 Computer Simulation - 28 Sizing the Active System by Computer - 29 Sizing the Active System by Hand - 41 Determining Collector Performance Per Square Foot - 42 Sizing the Collector - 45 Conclusions - 45 Geometry of Solar Collection in Alaska - 45 Shading and Topography - 47 Snow Cover Effects - 47 Sun Path Diagrams - 48 Active Solar Space Heating - 61 Overview - 62 Sources of Further Information - 67 Passive Solar Space Heating - 69 Computer Simulation - 70 Night Insulation (Shutters) - 70 Analysis of Parameters - 71 The Problem of Thermal Shutters - 74 Effects of Climate - 75 Performance of "Classic" Passive Designs in Alaska - 75 Computer Simulation of Design Options - 75 Information from the Passive Solar Design Manual - 89 Simplified Sizing Procedures for the Design Development Phase - 89 Detailed Estimates for the Construction Documents Phase - 89 Economic Analysis- 89 Direct Gain Passive Solar Design - 90 Absorptance - 90 Wind Speed and Spacing of Glazing - 91 Effect of Overhangs - 92 Effect of Ground Reflections - 93 Estimating the Building Load Coefficient - 93 Quick and Dirty Heating Load Estimate - 94 Calculating the Building Load Coefficient - 94 Example: Building Load Coefficient - 97 Infiltration - 98 Analysis of Passive Solar Gain - 99 Monthly Solar Savings - 99 Annual Solar Savings Fraction - 105 Example: Design Calculations for a Passive Solar Building - 105 Economic Analysis of Passive Solar Applications - 106 Introduction - 106 Life Cycle Cost Equation - 107 Cost Evaluation - 110 Categorization of Costs - 110 Passive Cost Estimation - 110 Envelope Cost Estimation - 111 Conventional Cost Estimation - 111 Final Passive Add-On Cost Estimates - 111 Cost Optimization - 111 Example: Passive Solar Cost Estimation - 115 Literature Cited - 119 Appendices - 121 Appendix A: Analysis Methods for Solar Heating and Cooling Applications - 123 Appendix B: SOLMET Radiation Data - 127 Appendix C: A Glossary of Terms - 133 Appendix D: Insulation Values for Various Types of Construction - 139 Appendix E: Passive Solar Design Correction Factors - 141 Appendix F: Possible Solar Radiation at Various Locations and Latitudes - 151 Appendix G: Worksheets for Passive Solar Design Problems - 157 Index - 161 en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.subject Solar Energy en_US
dc.title A Solar Design Manual for Alaska en_US
dc.type Book en_US


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