Performance Assessment of Photovoltaic Attic Ventilator Fans
Attics; Buildings; Photovoltaics
Controlling summer attic heat gain is important to reducing air conditioning energy use in homes in hot-humid climates. Both heat transfer through ceilings and to attic duct systems can make up a large part of peak cooling demand. Attic ventilation has long been identified as a method to abate such heat gains. We present test results from using the photovoltaic (PV) attic ventilator fans in a test home to assess impact on attic and cooling energy performance.
Buildings - Attics; Photovoltaics
Florida Solar Energy Center and Parker, Danny, "Performance Assessment of Photovoltaic Attic Ventilator Fans" (2000). FSEC Energy Research Center®. 652.