Saturday Physics for Everyone
|Title||Saturday Physics for Everyone: This Old Zero-Net-Energy House|
|Speaker||Professor Scott S. Willenbrock|
|Time:||10:15 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.|
141 Loomis Laboratory, 1110 W. Green Street, Urbana, IL 61801
Department of Physics University of Illinois
217 244 2948
|Originating Calendar:||Physics - Saturday Physics for Everyone|
Popular lecture. Can you retrofit a house in Illinois such that it provides its own energy over the course of a year, and do it at a reasonable cost? The answer is yes, thanks in part to the decline in the price of solar photovoltaic modules. I describe how to reduce a home's energy use via various energy-efficiency upgrades, as well as geothermal heating and cooling. Using my own house as a case study, I show that each of these steps have a positive return on investment.
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