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Proceedings of eSim 2016: 9th Conference of IBPSA-Canada


PCM-water thermal storage for BIPV/T + ASHP

Peter Dash, Alan Fung

Abstract: Thermal storage for a building integrated photovoltaic/thermal (BIPV/T) collector combined with an air source heat pump (ASHP) was modelled. The BIPV/T with ASHP provides electrical and thermal energy generation for residential homes with superior performance to competing heating and cooling technologies. A sensitivity analysis was conducted on various water tank sizes containing phase change materials (PCMs) for diurnal energy storage of the ASHPs thermal output. It was found that as storage size and usage of PCM increased, the coefficient of performance (COP) of the system was increased. The use of PCM in the storage tank allowed for a significantly smaller tank to be used than if water alone was used as the storage medium. The use of PCM based water storage can drastically increase the efficiency and effectiveness of the BIPV/T with ASHP.
Pages: 552 - 559