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  • THE PETERBOROUGH SOLAR PROJECT. THE DESIGN, REALISATION, MONITORING AND ASSESSMENT OF A TERRACE OF THREE SOLAR HOUSES NEAR PETERBOROUGH, UK, (IT DEMONSTRATION PROJECT)

Abstract

A terrace of three houses has been built with a combination of active and passive features. Each house has a conservatory at ground-floor level and the first- floor walls and roof carry 32 m2 of air collector panels used for domestic hot water and space heating. Each house has a 4-tonne heat store built from ordinary perforated bricks. From the fully charged state this can satisfy the design heat load for 24 hours. Domestic hot water is produced by a heat exchanger in the collector airstream. The whole system is microprocessor controlled. In addition to the active solar heating system each house features a conservatory as a passive energy saving element. The houses are occupied by families from the local authority housing list. A monitoring programme has produced data on the performance of all three houses. Conclusions of the monitoring programme indicate that the houses are a comfortable and practical application of solar techniques. This report describes the work carried out on the project and draws conclusions based on the data collected.

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Authors: MARTIN C, THE POLYTECHNIC OF CENTRAL LONDON (UK);LITTLER J THE POLYTECHNIC OF CENTRAL LONDON (UK), THE POLYTECHNIC OF CENTRAL LONDON (UK)
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 11274 EN (1988) FS, 67 PP., ECU 7.50, AVAILABILITY: EUROFFICE, LUXEMBOURG, POB 1003
Availability: Can be ordered online
Record Number: 1989126102900 / Last updated on: 1989-06-01
Category: PUBLICATION
Available languages: en