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Yvan Dutil   Dr.  Post Doctoral Researcher 
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Yvan Dutil published an article in October 2015.
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Pierre Martin

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Daniel R. Rousse

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Annabelle Joulin

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Guillermo Quesada

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Messaoud Badache

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Article 1 Read 1 Citation Tracking strategy for photovoltaic solar systems in high latitudes Guillermo Quesada, Laura Guillon, Daniel R. Rousse, Mostafa ... Published: 01 October 2015
Energy Conversion and Management, doi: 10.1016/j.enconman.2015.06.041
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Several studies show that from about 20% to 50% more solar energy can be recovered by using photovoltaic systems that track the sun rather than systems set at a fixed angle. For overcast or cloudy days, recent studies propose the use of a set position in which each photovoltaic panel faces toward the zenith (horizontal position). Compared to a panel that follows the sun’s path, this approach claims that a horizontal panel increases the amount of solar radiation captured and subsequently the quantity of electricity produced. The present work assesses a solar tracking photovoltaic panel hourly and seasonally in high latitudes. A theoretical method based on an isotropic sky model was formulated, implemented, and used in a case study analysis of a grid-connected photovoltaic system in Montreal, Canada. The results obtained, based on the definition of a critical hourly global solar radiation, were validated numerically and experimentally. The study confirmed that a zenith-set sun tracking strategy for overcast or mostly cloudy days in summer is not advantageous.
Article 1 Read 1 Citation An experimental investigation of a two-dimensional prototype of a transparent transpired collector Messaoud Badache, Stéphane Hallé, Daniel R. Rousse, Guillerm... Published: 01 January 2014
Energy and Buildings, doi: 10.1016/j.enbuild.2013.09.010
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BOOK-CHAPTER 1 Read 0 Citations Equity and Democracy: Seeking the Common Good as a Common Ground for Interstellar Communication Yvan Dutil Published: 15 September 2013
The Frontiers Collection, doi: 10.1007/978-3-642-37750-1_17
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What cultural traits could we possibly share with any extraterrestrial civilization? It could be argued that every civilization has to face the same challenge: How to distribute resources between different tasks and/or individuals. Limitations of resources and conflicting interests are likely to be universal problems. In many cases, no perfect solution exists and cultural tradition plays a role in the choice of the allocation procedure. Being simultaneously universal and culturally oriented, the allocation problem is especially suitable as a topic of discussion between civilizations. Two theories attempt to solve the problem of fair resource distribution: equity theory and social choice theory. Both theories are described within a mathematical framework, which eases their translation into interstellar messages. Equitable sharing procedures and electoral procedures are intellectual tools developed to deal with conflicting individual interests for the best outcome for the group at large. Therefore, both equity and social choice theories are products of civilizations seeking to better manage interactions between individuals with selfish tendencies. In such circumstances, altruism should emerge as a prized quality that would be encouraged by extraterrestrial societies, but that is difficult to achieve at the level of individuals due to natural tendencies for selfishness. Therefore, social choice and equity theories are topics of discussion that should provide common ground for communication with any civilization that is struggling, like we are, to build a fairer society.
Article 1 Read 6 Citations Study of the influence of roof insulation involving local materials on cooling loads of houses built of clay and straw David Y.K. Toguyeni, Ousmane Coulibaly, Abdoulaye Ouedraogo,... Published: 01 July 2012
Energy and Buildings, doi: 10.1016/j.enbuild.2012.03.021
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Article 3 Reads 11 Citations A comprehensive review of solar facades. Opaque solar facades Guillermo Quesada, Daniel Rousse, Yvan Dutil, Messaoud Badac... Published: 01 June 2012
Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, doi: 10.1016/j.rser.2012.01.078
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Article 1 Read 10 Citations A comprehensive review of solar facades. Transparent and translucent solar facades Guillermo Quesada, Daniel Rousse, Yvan Dutil, Messaoud Badac... Published: 01 June 2012
Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, doi: 10.1016/j.rser.2012.02.059
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