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


A combined heating and cooling system for a solar community with borehole thermal storage

Farzin Rad, Alan Fung

Abstract: The majority of existing solar communities are based on heating only. This study presents a model for a hypothetical solar community with an integrated cooling system along with a heating system. The necessity of such a system is based on the geographic location where cooling and heating are required in the course of a year, e.g., Southern Ontario Canada. This work presents a strategy and design for capturing the rejected heat from thermally driven cooling equipment, i.e., absorption chillers and directing it to a low-grade heat borehole thermal storage system in the cooling season. In the heating season, the stored heat will be retrieved and directed to the main hightemperature borehole thermal storage system which is used for storing the solar thermal energy in cooling and shoulder seasons. This study shows that the proposed design is a viable solution for heating and cooling a community with an integrated solar thermal and borehole thermal storage.
Pages: 17 - 25