Advances in Solar Buildings

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Andy Walker, David Renné, Susan Bilo, Chuck Kutscher, Jay Burch, Doug Balcomb, Ron Judkoff, Cecile Warner

National Renewable Energy Laboratory, 1617 Cole Blvd., Golden, CO 80401-3393

Richard J. King

Solar Energy Technology Program, EE-2A, U.S. Department of Energy, 1000 Independence Avenue, S.W., Washington, DC 20585e-mail: richard.king@ee.doe.gov

Patrina Eiffert

Imaginit Inc., 121 Mistletoe Road, Golden, CO 80401e-mail: patrina@imaginittech.com

J. Sol. Energy Eng 125(3), 236-244 (Aug 04, 2003) (9 pages) doi:10.1115/1.1592537 History: Received December 01, 2002; Revised March 01, 2003; Online August 04, 2003
Copyright © 2003 by ASME
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This house constructed by University of Colorado won the Solar Decathlon competition by integrating solar building strategies to provide all the energy required for household use, a home office, and an electric vehicle
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This micro-light shelf product uses a compound curvature to direct light from any angle toward the ceiling, thus distributing daylight and controlling glare
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This evacuated glazing assembly has a U-value of 0.6 W/m2K (0.1 btu/hr ft2 F), about one seventh the heat loss of a standard double pane window
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This Dresden bank building demonstrates electrochromic windows that can change optical properties in response to a voltage to control solar heat gain, glare, and privacy
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This UPICS solar water heating system made entirely of polymers reduces the number of parts and cost of solar water heating systems
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The solar ventilation preheat system covering the south side of a Federal Express building in Denver is barely noticeable because of the uniform color and appearance with the rest of the building
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Application of the Powerlight system of insulated roof tiles with integral PV on the Arden Realty Building in southern California (photo credit: Byron Stafford)
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Fourteen universities built solar houses to compete in the Solar Decathlon, Sept.–Oct. 2002 in Washington, DC.




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