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Design and Performance of the Van Geet Off-Grid Home

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C. Dennis Barley

National Renewable Energy Laboratory, 1617 Cole Blvd., MS 2722, Golden, Colorado 80401e-mail: dennis_barley@nrel.gov

Paul Torcellini

National Renewable Energy Laboratory, 1617 Cole Blvd., MS 2722, Golden, Colorado 80401e-mail: paul_torcellini@nrel.gov

Otto Van Geet

National Renewable Energy Laboratory, 1617 Cole Blvd., MS 2723, Golden, Colorado 80401e-mail: otto_vangeet@nrel.gov

J. Sol. Energy Eng 126(2), 738-743 (May 04, 2004) (6 pages) doi:10.1115/1.1644560 History: Received May 01, 2003; Revised November 01, 2003; Online May 04, 2004
Copyright © 2004 by ASME
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Parametric simulation study of house design features
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View of home from the southwest, showing the significant south-facing glazing for passive solar heating and the solar hot water collectors in the foreground. The 1,000-watt photovoltaic array east of the house is not shown in this view. (NREL PIX 08226)
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Heating and cooling energy savings attributed to house with “typical occupants” and with the Van Geet family’s more energy-conservative lifestyle
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Sample of measured performance data for the fourth week of January 2000
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Modeled monthly energy performance of the electrical system

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