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Proceedings of Building Simulation 2011: 12th Conference of IBPSA


Investigating The Performance of a Hybrid Solar Domestic Hot Water System Through Computer Simulation and Data Analysis

Kamyar Tanha, Alan S. Fung, Wey H. Leong

Abstract: The objective of this paper is to simulate the performance of a Solar Domestic Hot Water system and to investigate the contributions of different components in lowering the annual electricity demand for domestic hot water production. The system is for one of the Archetype Houses located at the Kortright Centre in Vaughan, Ontario. Simulation results showed that with solar thermal collector and drain water heat recovery, the system’s annual electricity demand can be reduced from 3672 kWh to 1988 kWh which is 46% of savings. It was also concluded that changing solar loop control strategy can lower energy losses from solar preheat tank.
Pages: 2455 - 2462