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Solar energy in buildings: Implications for California energy policy
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Author and Affiliation:
Hirshberg, A. S.(Jet Propulsion Lab., California Inst. of Tech., Pasadena, CA, United States);
Davis, E. S.(Jet Propulsion Lab., California Inst. of Tech., Pasadena, CA, United States)
Abstract: An assessment of the potential of active solar energy systems for buildings in California is summarized. The technology used for solar heating, cooling, and water heating in buildings is discussed. The major California weather zones and the solar energy designs are described, as well as the sizing of solar energy systems and their performance. The cost of solar energy systems is given both at current prices and at prices consistent with optimistic estimates for the cost of collectors. The main institutional barriers to the wide spread use of solar energy are summarized.
Publication Date: Mar 01, 1977
Document ID:
19770015669
(Acquired Nov 18, 1995)
Accession Number: 77N22613
Subject Category: ENERGY PRODUCTION AND CONVERSION
Report/Patent Number: NASA-CR-152686, JPL-DOC-5040-42
Document Type: Technical Report
Publisher Information: United States
Contract/Grant/Task Num: NAS7-100
Financial Sponsor: NASA; United States
Organization Source: Jet Propulsion Lab., California Inst. of Tech.; Pasadena, CA, United States
Description: 136p; In English
Distribution Limits: Unclassified; Publicly available; Unlimited
Rights: No Copyright
NASA Terms: CALIFORNIA; COMMERCIAL ENERGY; ENERGY POLICY; SOLAR ENERGY; BUILDINGS; COOLING SYSTEMS; SOLAR HEATING; TECHNOLOGY ASSESSMENT
Miscellaneous Notes: Sponsored in part by California Energy Resources Conservation and Development Commission
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