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Going solar: the ramifications

Horan, Peter and Luther, Mark 2016, Going solar: the ramifications, in ASA 2016 : Revisiting the Role of Architectural Science in Design & Practice : Proceedings of the 50th International Conference of the Architectural Science Association, The University of Adelaide, Adelaide, Sth Aust., pp. 745-754.

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Title Going solar: the ramifications
Author(s) Horan, Peter
Luther, Mark
Conference name Architectural Science Association. International Conference (50th : 2016 : Adelaide, South Australia)
Conference location Adelaide, South Aust
Conference dates 7-9 Dec. 2016
Title of proceedings ASA 2016 : Revisiting the Role of Architectural Science in Design & Practice : Proceedings of the 50th International Conference of the Architectural Science Association
Editor(s) Zuo, J.
Lyrian, D.
Soebarto, V.
Publication date 2016
Conference series Architectural Science Association International Conference
Start page 745
End page 754
Total pages 10
Publisher The University of Adelaide
Place of publication Adelaide, Sth Aust.
Keyword(s) solar energy
usage
storage
cost-benefits
Summary As the number of photovoltaic systems grows and costs decrease dramatically along with their connect-to-grid tariffs, we ask whether our investments all make sense. This is a real case study, comparing energy use before and after going solar, by installing PV, reducing electrical energy use by retrofitting lighting, and storing electricity in a hybrid vehicle. The case study covers more than energy savings and explores the results of these actions. We present and develop data to calculate and illustrate the findings of energy generation, its use and sale back to the grid. We explore the reasons for, and benefits of, each of the investments and justify why ‘Going Solar’ makes plain good sense for thefuture.
ISBN 9780992383534
Language eng
Field of Research 120104 Architectural Science and Technology (incl Acoustics, Lighting, Structure and Ecologically Sustainable Design)
Socio Economic Objective 0 Not Applicable
HERDC Research category E1 Full written paper - refereed
ERA Research output type E Conference publication
Copyright notice ©2016, The Architectural Science Association and the University of Adelaide
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30094239

Document type: Conference Paper
Collections: School of Architecture and Built Environment
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