Field Evaluation of Efficient Building Technology With Photovoltaic Power Production in New Florida Residential Housing
Metzger, Donard; Dunlop, James; Sonne, Jeffrey; Sherwin, John; Anello, Michael; Barkaszi, Stephen; Durand, Steven
HVAC; Buildings; Energy Efficiency; Solar Thermal
The objective of the project, sponsored by the Florida Energy Office and Sandia National Laboratories, is to test the feasibility of building very efficient residential buildings that when combined with utility-interactive PV power, exert little net demand on the utility during the summer peak demand period. Two single family homes - one, a super efficient residence with a utility interactive photovoltaic (PV) system, and another, a control home - have been constructed in Lakeland, Florida. The PV residence, or PVRES, was constructed with many measures designed to make it more efficient (Fig.E-1). These include a white tile reflective roof system, solar control windows with wide overhangs, an interior duct system, a high efficiency air conditioning system, efficient lighting, and propane used for major appliances which commonly use resistance electricity (range, dryer and heat). A solar water heater with propane back up provides domestic hot water. For comparison, a building with an identical floor plan, but without the efficiency features, has been constructed to test the concept.
Buildings - Energy Efficiency; Buildings - HVAC; Solar Thermal
Florida Solar Energy Center and Parker, Danny, "Field Evaluation of Efficient Building Technology With Photovoltaic Power Production in New Florida Residential Housing" (1998). FSEC Energy Research Center®. 694.