Roof-Integrated Solar Thermal System (Dawn Solar Systems)
Chambers, Jonathan Nguyen, Que Anh Richmond, Bret Schwalbenberg, Sara Segalova, Polina Neufeld, Greg
The Dawn Solar Systems team worked on improving the efficiency of a roof-integrated solar thermal system used for residential hot water heating. Through the use of a comprehensive system model and a simulated roof test stand, the team predicted the type of design improvements that would increase efficiency while keeping the cost to within 15% of the baseline. A strategic marketing plan for Dawn Solar Systems was also developed.