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Special Issue "2009 Solar Decathlon"

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A special issue of Energies (ISSN 1996-1073).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 November 2010)

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Guest Editor
Prof. Jo Darkwa

Centre for Sustainable Energy Technologies (CSET), The University of Nottingham Ningbo, 199 Taikang East Road, Ningbo 315100, China
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Phone: 13396665310
Interests: energy storage; solar absorption cooling; thermochemical energy storage; low carbon technology; thermal energy systems; energy balance and analysis, energy management; nano-structured phase change material; green transport

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Open AccessArticle Simulation Prototyping of an Experimental Solar House
Energies 2010, 3(6), 1251-1262; doi:10.3390/en3061251
Received: 19 May 2010 / Revised: 2 June 2010 / Accepted: 14 June 2010 / Published: 17 June 2010
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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
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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. Full article
(This article belongs to the Special Issue 2009 Solar Decathlon)
Open AccessArticle Residential Energy Performance Metrics
Energies 2010, 3(6), 1194-1211; doi:10.3390/en3061194
Received: 28 April 2010 / Revised: 24 May 2010 / Accepted: 3 June 2010 / Published: 9 June 2010
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Techniques for residential energy monitoring are an emerging field that is currently drawing significant attention. This paper is a description of the current efforts to monitor and compare the performance of three solar powered homes built at Missouri University of Science and Technology.
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Techniques for residential energy monitoring are an emerging field that is currently drawing significant attention. This paper is a description of the current efforts to monitor and compare the performance of three solar powered homes built at Missouri University of Science and Technology. The homes are outfitted with an array of sensors and a data logger system to measure and record electricity production, system energy use, internal home temperature and humidity, hot water production, and exterior ambient conditions the houses are experiencing. Data is being collected to measure the performance of the houses, compare to energy modeling programs, design and develop cost effective sensor systems for energy monitoring, and produce a cost effective home control system. Full article
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Open AccessArticle Expanding Horizons with Chameleon: Team Missouri’s Innovative Home Automation System
Energies 2010, 3(6), 1142-1153; doi:10.3390/en3061142
Received: 7 April 2010 / Revised: 20 May 2010 / Accepted: 1 June 2010 / Published: 4 June 2010
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Team Missouri’s 2009 Solar Decathlon entry featured a revolutionary home automation system, Chameleon, promoting both convenience and energy savings. This was accomplished using the typical controls of a convenience based automation system, while maintaining user set points, such as a home’s ambient temperature,
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Team Missouri’s 2009 Solar Decathlon entry featured a revolutionary home automation system, Chameleon, promoting both convenience and energy savings. This was accomplished using the typical controls of a convenience based automation system, while maintaining user set points, such as a home’s ambient temperature, in the most energy efficient manner. Environmental features of the system include controls for home heating, ventilation and air conditioning, lighting, windows, shades, appliances, indoor air quality, as well as indoor and outdoor irrigation. Further analysis and refinement to the prototype system displayed at the competition is also presented in this paper. Full article
(This article belongs to the Special Issue 2009 Solar Decathlon)

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