Solar house energy analysis shows 71 percent energy savings

 

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(24/Dic/2013)

(Phys.org) —The energy efficiencies of a solar house could result in significant energy savings, according to research by an undergraduate engineering student at Missouri University of Science and Technology.

Samantha Wermager, a senior in civil engineering from Hokah, Minn., co-authored “Energy Analysis of a Student-Designed Solar House” with her advisor, Dr. Stuart Baur, associate professor of civil, architectural and environmental engineering at Missouri S&T. The research was published Dec. 4 in the journal Energies.

The article presents findings from research she began through Missouri S&T’s Opportunities for Undergraduate Research Experiences program. Wermager compared the energy efficiency, consumption and generation of a solar house to a traditional home of similar size and layout, built using traditional construction methods. The solar house she used was modeled after Missouri S&T’s entry into the 2013 U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon.

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