Table of contents for Solar house : a guide for the solar designer / Terry Galloway.


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1 Goa ofthis guide                            01
1.1 Users of this guide book                01
1.2  Solar is a critical part of the global  02
renewabes mix
1. 3 Energy futures                         05
1.4 Environmental philosophy               06
15 New construction or rehab                07
1.6 Examples of the design process          09
1.7 Business philosophy                     12
2 Site location                                15
2.1  Solar insolation                       15
2.2 Weather and microclimates               17
2.3 Heating/cooling needs                   19
2.4 PV power production                     31
3 Thermal mass - heated by solar and by       35
ground-coupled
3.1 Amount and distribution of thermal mass  35
3.2 Thermal nergy storage                   36
3.3 Re-radiation and release of heat at night  39
or in cloudy weather
3.4 Thermal mass - heated/cooled by         40
ground-coupling
3.5 Passive solar home -putting together the  43
solar effects
4 Attached greenhouse passive heating         47
4.1 Split greenhouse design                 47
4.2 Fixed section -the solarium             48
4.3 Controlled vent section - the           51
solar greenhouse
4.4 Vegetables                              53
4.5 Starting early seed plants              56
5 Domestic hot water                          61
5.1 House DHW usage patterns                61
5.2 DHW tank storage capacity               62
5.3 Plumbing configuration                  65
5.4 Insulation                              67
5.5 Temperature monitoring locations        69
5.6 Controls                                70
6 Combined DHW and swimming pool heating      75
6.1 Synergistic relationship                75
6.2 Collector capacity                      76
6.3 Swimming season and pool temperature    79
6.4 Smart controls                          80
6.5 Solar PVs to supply power to swimming pool  81
pump and chlorinator
7 Space heating                               85
71   Seasonal heat demand                   85
72   Solar thermal collector heat utilization  86
in winter
7.3  Design of building envelope            88
74   Radiant floors                         89
75   Living comfort                         93
6    Geothermal heat pump and location      93
of underground coils
7.7  Thermal zone controls                  97
78   Wood fireplace backup heat            106
79   Ceiling fans in wall upflow           108
7.10 Ambance                               108
8 Space cooling                               113
8.1 Cooling radiant floors is not recommended  113
8.2 Nocturnal cooling strategy             113
8.3 PV-powered attic fan is only a part-solution  117
8.4 Ceiling fans in wall downflow          117
8.5 Geothermal heat pump cooling of room air  118
8.6 Thermal transient/capacity of ground coils  119
8.7 Thermal zone controls                  120
9 PV electric power                           125
9.1 Grid-connected, net-metering, and      125
Time-Of-Use pricing
9.2 Stand-alone systems and energy storage  130
options
9.3 Sizing PV for house loads               133
9.4 Load shifting options                   135
9.5 PV collectors with integral hot water   136
heating (PV/T)
9.6 Present research leading to cheaper/high  142
efficiency future PV collectors
10 Annual energy use                           145
10.1 Berkeley house                         145
10.2 Comparison of EU and US                146
11 Maintenance saves mohey                     149
11.1 Preventative maintenance schedule      149
11.2 Stable major suppliers                 150
113 Experience record                       151
12 Payback economics                           155
12.1 State and Federal incentives           155
12.2 Tax benefits                           156
12.3 Payback analysis                       156
13 Thermal performance monitoring and control  161
13.1 Real time data display                 161
13.2 Archiving data                         162
13.3 Analyzing data trends                  163
13.4 Scheduling                             165
13.5 Adaptive controls                      168
13.6 Optimization                           169
13.7 Interface with other automated control  170
"functions
14.1 Future developments                    175
14.2  Role of renewables in the global      182
energy future
14.3 Wind/solar hybrid synergies            183
14.4 Vehicles powered by electrolytic hydrogen  184
14.5 Fuel cells for electricity and heat    186



Library of Congress subject headings for this publication: Solar houses Design and construction, House construction Environmental aspects, Maisons solaires Conception et construction, Habitations Construction Aspect de l'environnement