ERIC Number: ED158382
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977-Sep
Reference Count: 0
SOLCOST. Solar Hot Water Handbook. A Simplified Design Method for Sizing and Costing Residential and Commercial Solar Service Hot Water Systems. Second Edition.
Energy Research and Development Administration, Washington, DC. Div. of Solar Energy.
This pamphlet offers a preview of information services available from Solcost, a research and development project. The first section explains that Solcost calculates system and costs performance for solar heated and cooled new and retrofit constructions, such as residential buildings and single zone commercial buildings. For a typical analysis, Solcost calculates the portion of load supplied by solar, the optimum size for the collector, and the payback period for the solar system investment compared to a conventional system. An example is given of an analysis for a residence. Titles and sources of Solcost handbooks are listed. The second section introduces the operational and technical details for those familiar with solar system engineering and computer technologies. (Author/MLF)
Descriptors: Cost Effectiveness, Design Requirements, Energy Conservation, Equipment Evaluation, Heat Recovery, Heating, Performance Specifications, Resource Units, Solar Radiation, Systems Analysis, Thermal Environment
Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, D.C. 20402 (Stock No. 060-000-00080-8; $0.70)
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Energy Research and Development Administration, Washington, DC. Div. of Solar Energy.
Note: For related documents, see EA 010 789-796