SolarHouse - Low in energy, high in comfort
For the GCC (Gulf Cooperation Council) countries, solar energy is the most accessible and economic alternative energy source. The disadvantage is that peak production is not according to peak-load. In summertime, cooling (AC) stands for more than 80% of the peak-load and the peak is normally between 4 pm to 8 pm. The peak production from solar cells is between 9 am to 3 pm. The energy needs to be stored from daytime to afternoon /evening. SolarHouse solves this problem in a simple and economic way.
The system has many advantages such as, self-sufficient, reliable improved components, noiseless, etc. The air-conditioning system, the main energy consumer, is powered by a solar photovoltaic power system which is integrated in the roof. The concept can be used in all kinds of building projects such as apartment blocks, office- and public buildings as well as private housing.
SolarHouse results in between 75% and 100% less electricity cost (dependent on the size of photovoltaic system) and between 75% and 100% saving on CO2 emission (dependent on the size of photovoltaic system).