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Solar-assisted HVAC systems with integrated phase change materials

Chapter


Abstract


  • Solar-assisted heating, ventilation and air-conditioning (HVAC) systems are receiving

    increasing attention. This chapter presents the development of HVAC systems with integrated

    solar photovoltaic-thermal (PVT) collectors and phase change materials (PCMs)

    to reduce building energy consumption while providing satisfactory indoor thermal

    comfort. PVT collectors, which can generate both thermal energy and electricity simultaneously,

    are a promising technology for developing high-performance buildings. As

    solar energy is intermittent, the integration of phase change materials (PCMs) with PVTdriven

    HVAC systems can provide an opportunity to effectively utilise solar energy and

    maximise the performance of HVAC systems. The results showed that the coefficient of

    performance (COP) of an air source heat pump system with integrated PVT collectors

    and PCMs was 5.2, which was higher than the use of the air source heat pump only (i.e.,

    3.06) during the test period investigated.

UOW Authors


Publication Date


  • 2018

Citation


  • Ma, Z., Ren, H., Lin, W. & Wang, S. (2018). Solar-assisted HVAC systems with integrated phase change materials. In C. Ghenai & T. Salameh (Eds.), Sustainable Air Conditioning Systems (pp. 21-40). London, United Kingdom: IntechOpen.

International Standard Book Number (isbn) 13


  • 9781789233001

Book Title


  • Sustainable Air Conditioning Systems

Start Page


  • 21

End Page


  • 40

Place Of Publication


  • London, United Kingdom

Abstract


  • Solar-assisted heating, ventilation and air-conditioning (HVAC) systems are receiving

    increasing attention. This chapter presents the development of HVAC systems with integrated

    solar photovoltaic-thermal (PVT) collectors and phase change materials (PCMs)

    to reduce building energy consumption while providing satisfactory indoor thermal

    comfort. PVT collectors, which can generate both thermal energy and electricity simultaneously,

    are a promising technology for developing high-performance buildings. As

    solar energy is intermittent, the integration of phase change materials (PCMs) with PVTdriven

    HVAC systems can provide an opportunity to effectively utilise solar energy and

    maximise the performance of HVAC systems. The results showed that the coefficient of

    performance (COP) of an air source heat pump system with integrated PVT collectors

    and PCMs was 5.2, which was higher than the use of the air source heat pump only (i.e.,

    3.06) during the test period investigated.

UOW Authors


Publication Date


  • 2018

Citation


  • Ma, Z., Ren, H., Lin, W. & Wang, S. (2018). Solar-assisted HVAC systems with integrated phase change materials. In C. Ghenai & T. Salameh (Eds.), Sustainable Air Conditioning Systems (pp. 21-40). London, United Kingdom: IntechOpen.

International Standard Book Number (isbn) 13


  • 9781789233001

Book Title


  • Sustainable Air Conditioning Systems

Start Page


  • 21

End Page


  • 40

Place Of Publication


  • London, United Kingdom