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Title: Evaluation of a High-Performance Solar Home in Loveland, Colorado

Abstract

No abstract prepared.

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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
National Renewable Energy Lab. (NREL), Golden, CO (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
908021
DOE Contract Number:
AC36-99-GO10337
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Journal of Solar Energy Engineering, Transactions of the ASME; Journal Volume: 129; Journal Issue: May 2007; Related Information: For preprint version see NREL/JA-550-40374
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
14 SOLAR ENERGY; 32 ENERGY CONSERVATION, CONSUMPTION, AND UTILIZATION; EVALUATION; SOLAR ENERGY; HOUSES; Buildings

Citation Formats

Hendron, R., Eastment, M., Hancock, E., Barker, G., and Reeves, P. Evaluation of a High-Performance Solar Home in Loveland, Colorado. United States: N. p., 2007. Web. doi:10.1115/1.2710248.
Hendron, R., Eastment, M., Hancock, E., Barker, G., & Reeves, P. Evaluation of a High-Performance Solar Home in Loveland, Colorado. United States. doi:10.1115/1.2710248.
Hendron, R., Eastment, M., Hancock, E., Barker, G., and Reeves, P. Tue . "Evaluation of a High-Performance Solar Home in Loveland, Colorado". United States. doi:10.1115/1.2710248.
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abstractNote = {No abstract prepared.},
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journal = {Journal of Solar Energy Engineering, Transactions of the ASME},
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volume = 129,
place = {United States},
year = {Tue May 01 00:00:00 EDT 2007},
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