Sustainability in Energy and Buildings: Research Advances ISSN 2054-3743

Publisher Future Technology Press
Vol. 1 Sustainability in Energy and Buildings 2012 - Short Papers
Article TitleDesign and Validation of Solar Calorimeter
Primary AuthorMichael Blanding Blanding, 1KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm (Sweden)
Pages 17 - 24
Article ID seb12w-005
Publication Date 13-Dec-12

One of the more efficient and cost effective passive methods for reducing the cooling (heating) load of a building is with the use of solar insulating materials. CSEM-UAE has performed a theoretical study of different cost-effective and thermally efficient solutions regarding the solar insulating materials for buildings. The preliminary laboratory scale calorimetric study on solar insulating materials showed that energy savings of 20-30% can be obtained with different solar insulating and reflective materials. To perform a real outdoor test of the savings obtained with solar insulating materials, a solar calorimetric test facility has been designed. The present design is aimed at determining the energy savings of different measures with similar indoor conditions, with and without solar insulating materials for the same ambient conditions. The design and simulation results of the test facility with various solar insulating materials are presented in this paper.

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Remarks Presented as a poster at KES Conference on Sustainability in Energy and Buildings 3-5 September 2012, Stockholm, Sweden