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Phased Deep Retrofit Project in Florida

Started this discussion. Last reply by Curt Kinder Jan 8, 2014. 14 Replies

Dear Pros,How much could be saved in retrofits that blanketed a large group of homes with simple measures collected detailed audit information and then came back to custom retrofit the homes in…Continue

 

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Assessing long-term PV performance in a low-energy home

Zero Energy Home Friends,My daily PV output from a 6.56 kW PV system has averaged 22.7 kWh/day over the last two years.kWh= AC kWh from inverter to gridirrday= cumulative kWh/m2/day plane of arraypvptmp= array temperature (F) taken on back on one of the modulesobs= elapsed days (August 15th 2012 to August 15, 2014)…See More
Aug 19, 2014
Danny S. Parker posted a blog post

Assessing long-term PV performance in a low-energy home

Zero Energy Home Friends,My daily PV output from a 6.56 kW PV system has averaged 22.7 kWh/day over the last two years.kWh= AC kWh from inverter to gridirrday= cumulative kWh/m2/day plane of arraypvptmp= array temperature (F) taken on back on one of the modulesobs= elapsed days (August 15th 2012 to August 15, 2014)…See More
Aug 17, 2014
Curt Kinder replied to Danny S. Parker's discussion Phased Deep Retrofit Project in Florida
"If disseminating outright false or at best piss-poorly researched "information" is any part of a day in the life of a self-proclaimed energy efficiency expert, I'd suggest that individual abdicate the role in favor of those of us who…"
Jan 8, 2014
Dennis Heidner replied to Danny S. Parker's discussion Phased Deep Retrofit Project in Florida
"I'm wondering if the thread has had some messages deleted?  My comment about Shillers example appears to be out of context now...  and I remember it was in response to a few others posts that that the FSEC stuff was a waste of…"
Jan 8, 2014
Curt Kinder replied to Danny S. Parker's discussion Phased Deep Retrofit Project in Florida
"A brief surf / search suggests that the 2009 HGTV Green Home in Port St Lucie Florida is still standing. It has transferred a couple times, is presently homesteaded and a permit history shows nothing newer than 2009. Perhaps your source or…"
Jan 8, 2014
Curt Kinder replied to Danny S. Parker's discussion Phased Deep Retrofit Project in Florida
"That's an interesting point of view. Thanks so much for sharing your insight."
Jan 8, 2014
Danny S. Parker commented on Elisa Wood's blog post Momentum builds for energy efficiency...but is the wolf at the door?
"Certainly if everyone's economic time horizon is 3-4 years, the wrong decisions are being made. For me, this strongly argues for very progressive appliance and equipment efficiency standards. If the market can't act in a logical manner,…"
Jun 11, 2013
Danny S. Parker commented on Elisa Wood's blog post Momentum builds for energy efficiency...but is the wolf at the door?
"Elisa, On the question of partnering with an efficiency team at the time of solar install for an EE audit and intervention, I think this is very often recommended by PV installers ("We will be providing you with 70% of your annual electricity…"
Jun 6, 2013
Danny S. Parker commented on Elisa Wood's blog post Momentum builds for energy efficiency...but is the wolf at the door?
"Elisa,  I agree completely. The reason there has not been significant push-back on efficiency thus far is that it is more difficult to manage and obtain big results swiftly, as with the case for net-metered home solar. It is possible to…"
Jun 5, 2013
Dennis Heidner replied to Danny S. Parker's discussion Phased Deep Retrofit Project in Florida
"I can think of multiple cases that would fail Robert Shillers example. 1) The owners like the property and intend to stay a  there a long time.  The house is old and uncomfortable so they want to fix it. 2) They place a value on…"
May 3, 2013
bill lazar replied to Danny S. Parker's discussion Phased Deep Retrofit Project in Florida
"Curt- We are in St. Augustine and are in the process of a renewable energy grant study that was funded  through the Florida Energy Office .We will have the data monitoring system up and running soon, and we did a variety of retrofits on an…"
May 2, 2013
Curt Kinder replied to Danny S. Parker's discussion Phased Deep Retrofit Project in Florida
"Thanks for the background info - good to hear that any clogged dryer vents were cleared. I had trouble seeing information for all houses, instead only three...perhaps a browser issue. I see more this AM. Have you by chance correlated / seen any…"
Apr 29, 2013
Danny S. Parker replied to Danny S. Parker's discussion Phased Deep Retrofit Project in Florida
"Curt, Homes with high dryer use wash a lot of loads of laundry. You can examine each site to see this at the website. All sites were examined and on audit, any with clogged dryer vents were cleared or avoided for monitoring (danger of dyer fires).…"
Apr 28, 2013
Curt Kinder replied to Danny S. Parker's discussion Phased Deep Retrofit Project in Florida
"Houses with very high clothes dryer usage may have problems with dryer exhaust air flow (lint clogs). They may also wash clothes only with cold water, which would help reduce water heating energy compared to dryer energy. Houses with inordinate…"
Apr 28, 2013
Dennis Heidner replied to Danny S. Parker's discussion Phased Deep Retrofit Project in Florida
"Some of the houses have a high energy use for dryers when compared to the water heater (house #33) and others are just the opposite -- large water heater load for low dryer (#19).  Have you broken out which houses use solar hot water and…"
Apr 28, 2013
Curt Kinder replied to Danny S. Parker's discussion Phased Deep Retrofit Project in Florida
"Hi Danny, That's an interesting study, and it parallels some of our own work. We perform energy audits and retrofits to varying depths in the Jacksonville area. Our basic premise is that our deep retrofits can cut 50% off the energy bill of a…"
Apr 25, 2013

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Assessing long-term PV performance in a low-energy home

Posted on August 17, 2014 at 12:55am 0 Comments

Zero Energy Home Friends,

My daily PV output from a 6.56 kW PV system has averaged 22.7 kWh/day over the last two years.

kWh= AC kWh from inverter to grid

irrday= cumulative kWh/m2/day plane of array

pvptmp= array temperature (F) taken on back on one of the modules

obs= elapsed…

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How much energy to cook that turkey

Posted on November 28, 2012 at 9:29am 2 Comments

All,



How much electricity is need to roast a Thankgiving turkey & the rest of the holiday cooking extravaganza?



Monitoring baseline data from the Phased Deep Retrofit project being done by Florida Solar Energy Center for U.S. Department of Energy allows us to answer that question. Thanksgiving cooking in our 30 home, all electric sample averaged 2.76 kWh, 2.03 kWh more than it did on the Thursday before Thanksgiving (0.73 kWh)



Note that in the…

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At 2:04pm on August 8, 2012, Tom Conlon said…

Thanks for the great workshop yesterday in San Ramon. Just what the doctor ordered!

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Hi Danny,

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