The purpose of this report is showing the progress as where it stands for the setting up, collection, and analysis of data on the uses and efficiencies of the 2002 UMR/R TI competition solar house. Sensors were set up and configured to record data every minute on appliance and photovoltaic loads, temperature inside and outside the house, solar radiation, light levels, and net metering information. Temperature stratification, solar panel efficiency, and total house loads are some of the analyses that has been done with this data. I have also used the software donated by Campbell Scientific, Inc. to set up a real time web display of the sensors in the house, which can be viewed at http://solarhouse1.dnsalias.net. The final goal is to make the first of its kind solar house research facility and make the data readily available to the general public.
Wright, Christi, "Solar Science A study of the 2002 UMR/RTI competition solar house" (2004). Opportunities for Undergraduate Research Experience Program (OURE). 182.