American Journal of Environmental Sciences

Attaining the Room Comfort by Solar Reflective Paint

M. Sekar, M. Sakthivel, S. Satheesh Kumar and C. Ramesh

DOI : 10.3844/ajessp.2012.556.562

American Journal of Environmental Sciences

Volume 8, Issue 5

Pages 556-562

Abstract

The objective of this research was to provide the Room comfort by means of Solar Reflective Paint (SRP) on the roof and thereby reducing the consumption of electrical energy. Solar heat diffuses through roof into the room resulting in human discomfort. Human discomfort leads to the usage of electrical energy. Valuable energy has to be conserved. Three different samples of solar reflective paint were collected and their properties were studied. The sample suitable for the research was selected. A standard roof design was selected for analysis. Using the properties of solar reflective paint and the roof design, a model was created and was analyzed by using ANSYS. The temperature of the living room was brought down considerably of about 7°C by implementing the solar reflecting paint on the roof top. Power consumption can be drastically reduced by using SRP on industries as well as residential buildings. By using SRP, the usage of Air conditioning units can be minimized thereby keeping the global warming in control.

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© 2012 M. Sekar, M. Sakthivel, S. Satheesh Kumar and C. Ramesh. This is an open access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.