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Energies 2010, 3(6), 1251-1262; doi:10.3390/en3061251

Simulation Prototyping of an Experimental Solar House

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Received: 19 May 2010 / Revised: 2 June 2010 / Accepted: 14 June 2010 / Published: 17 June 2010
(This article belongs to the Special Issue 2009 Solar Decathlon)
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This paper presents a comparative analysis between an energy simulation model and an actual solar home. The case study used was the Team Missouri’s 2009 Solar Decathlon entry. The home was evaluated using the predicted data developed with the use of Energy-10 Version 1.8. The software simulates the energy use performance of building strategies ranging from building envelope and system efficiency options. The performance data used was collected during the 2009 Solar Decathlon competition. Results comparing energy efficient strategies, consumption and generation are explored with future implications discussed.
Keywords: simulation and monitoring; energy analysis; solar decathlon; simulation-based control simulation and monitoring; energy analysis; solar decathlon; simulation-based control
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Osborne, A.; Baur, S.; Grantham, K. Simulation Prototyping of an Experimental Solar House. Energies 2010, 3, 1251-1262.

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