Middle East Technical University Solar House

Demirbilek, Nur, Yalciner, Ugur, Ecevit, Ahmet, & Ozgumus, M. (1997) Middle East Technical University Solar House. In Lee, Trevor (Ed.) Solar 97 : Australian and New Zealand Solar Energy Society, 2-4 December 1997, Canberra.


METU Solar House was originally designed and constructed as an active system in 1975. Water heated up by the collectors placed on sloped roof was stored in the storage tank and pumped to the heaters of the building. Due to some problems, the building was not used for years after the experiments were completed. In 1992 it was decided to convert the existing building to a well insulated hybrid one with a greenhouse. In the new design the entire roof is planned to be the built-in air collector. The heated air collected by ducts can be pumped into the interior when the inside tempreture is below the comfort level. Then this heated air can be directed to the ducts within the floor and the heat can be stored for the evening. The passive solar heating element is mainly the greenhouse with various operable windows, which can be used for passively directing the warm air for heating or ventilating purposes.

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ID Code: 4369
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: Yes
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > BUILT ENVIRONMENT AND DESIGN (120000)
Divisions: Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > Faculty of Built Environment and Engineering
Copyright Owner: Copyright 1997 (please consult author)
Deposited On: 27 Nov 2006 00:00
Last Modified: 10 Aug 2011 18:29

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