Experimental Investigation on Performance of Solar-Powered Attic Ventilation

  • Firdaus BasrawiEmail author
  • Thamir K. Ibrahim
  • Surendran S. Sathiyaseelan
  • A. A. Razak
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An attic ventilation system has the potential to reduce cooling load and power consumption of an air-conditioning system in buildings that experience elevated temperature in the attic space during the day.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Firdaus Basrawi
    • 1
    Email author
  • Thamir K. Ibrahim
    • 1
    • 2
  • Surendran S. Sathiyaseelan
    • 1
  • A. A. Razak
    • 1
  1. 1.Universiti Malaysia PahangPahangMalaysia
  2. 2.Tikrit UniversityTikritIraq

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