Arizona's Solar Powered Community: Sizing and Cost Estimate of a 24-Home Prototype

Persistent Link:
http://hdl.handle.net/10150/306471
Title:
Arizona's Solar Powered Community: Sizing and Cost Estimate of a 24-Home Prototype
Author:
Cluff, C. Brent
Affiliation:
Water Resources Research Center
Publisher:
Water Resources Research Center, University of Arizona (Tucson, AZ)
Issue Date:
May-1987
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10150/306471
Abstract:
Introduction: On January 12, 1987, Governor Mecham stated that he intended to build a solar powered community. A solar powered community would produce as much power from the sun as it would consume. Thus, it would be self sustaining as far as energy is concerned. One of the most cost-effective ways of powering a community appears to be the combination of using a hybrid thermal/photovoltaic collector. with seasonal storage of water in an insulated pit providing thermal energy to the homes in the community using district heating and cooling. In order to demonstrate the cost effectiveness of this system in the desert areas of southern Arizona, a project was designed and a cost was estimated for a 24-home subdivision in the Phoenix area.
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en_US

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dc.contributor.authorCluff, C. Brenten_US
dc.date.accessioned2013-12-07T00:16:03Z-
dc.date.available2013-12-07T00:16:03Z-
dc.date.issued1987-05-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10150/306471-
dc.description.abstractIntroduction: On January 12, 1987, Governor Mecham stated that he intended to build a solar powered community. A solar powered community would produce as much power from the sun as it would consume. Thus, it would be self sustaining as far as energy is concerned. One of the most cost-effective ways of powering a community appears to be the combination of using a hybrid thermal/photovoltaic collector. with seasonal storage of water in an insulated pit providing thermal energy to the homes in the community using district heating and cooling. In order to demonstrate the cost effectiveness of this system in the desert areas of southern Arizona, a project was designed and a cost was estimated for a 24-home subdivision in the Phoenix area.en_US
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.publisherWater Resources Research Center, University of Arizona (Tucson, AZ)en_US
dc.sourceWater Resources Research Center. The University of Arizona.en_US
dc.titleArizona's Solar Powered Community: Sizing and Cost Estimate of a 24-Home Prototypeen_US
dc.contributor.departmentWater Resources Research Centeren_US
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