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30 Years of Living in a Solar House in Colorado

  • Keith EmeryEmail author
  • Pat Emery
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Abstract

Having met in 1980 while working at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, we were inspired by the vision of a renewable energy future to raise our family in a passive solar home. A basic, factory-cut, trilevel house design was selected in 1985 and intentionally sited and modified according to passive solar design principles to optimize conservation and solar gain, with a plan to add photovoltaics as soon as feasible (Fig. 9.1).

Keywords

Passive solar Photovoltaic PV Watts Solar home Daylighting 

References

  1. 1.
    PVWatts website, www.nrel.gov/rredc/pvwatts/
  2. 2.
    NREL Solar Radiation Research Laboratory Baseline measurement system, website http://www.nrel.gov/midc/srrl_bms/

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© Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2017

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.NRELGoldenUSA

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