Saturday Physics for Everyone

Title Saturday Physics for Everyone: This Old Zero-Net-Energy House
Speaker Professor Scott S. Willenbrock
Date: 9/27/2014
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

Contact: Toni Pitts
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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