eCite Digital Repository

Thermal performance evaluation of an integrated photovoltaic thermal-phase change material system using Taguchi method

Citation

Ran, H and Lin, W and Ma, Z and Fan, W and Wang, X, Thermal performance evaluation of an integrated photovoltaic thermal-phase change material system using Taguchi method, Proceedings of the Improving Residential Energy Efficiency International Conference, IREE 2017, 16-17 February 2017, Wollongong, Australia, pp. 118-125. ISSN 1876-6102 (2018) [Refereed Conference Paper]


Preview
PDF
876Kb
  

Copyright Statement

Copyright The Authors Creative Commons Licence: Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International (CC BY-NC-ND 4.0)

DOI: doi:10.1016/j.egypro.2017.08.008

Abstract

This paper presents the performance evaluation of an integrated photovoltaic thermal (PVT) collector-phased change material (PCM) thermal energy storage (TES) system. The PVT collectors can generate both electricity and low-grade thermal energy during the daytime, and the thermal energy generated can be temporarily stored in the PCM TES unit and used for space heating during the night-time. Taguchi method and analysis of variance are used for the simulation design and data analysis, respectively. The thermal performance of the proposed system was evaluated in terms of the useful energy stored in the TES system. The results showed that the outlet air temperature of the TES unit remained at least 2C higher than the inlet air temperature during the discharging process in the selected test day. The PCM type and the PCM charging air flow rate were the most important factors influencing the useful energy stored in the TES system.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Conference Paper
Keywords:domestic space heating, phase change material, photovoltaic thermal collector, thermal energy storage
Research Division:Engineering
Research Group:Electrical and Electronic Engineering
Research Field:Power and Energy Systems Engineering (excl. Renewable Power)
Objective Division:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Group:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Field:Expanding Knowledge in Engineering
Author:Wang, X (Associate Professor Xiaolin Wang)
ID Code:126990
Year Published:2018
Deposited By:Engineering
Deposited On:2018-07-06
Last Modified:2018-08-06
Downloads:1 View Download Statistics

Repository Staff Only: item control page