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Proceedings of eSim 2022: 12th Conference of IBPSA-Canada


Development of a Dynamic PV/T Driven Combined Cooling, Heating and Power System Model for Use in the Canadian Residential Sector

Cem Kalkan 1, Jean Duquette 1, Fidel Khouli 1, Amer Keblawi 1, Mehmet Akif Ezan 2
1 Carleton University, Canada
2 Dokuz Eylul University, Turkey

Abstract: Photovoltaic-Thermal (PV/T) driven combined cooling, heating, and power (CCHP) systems have been identified as a technically feasible low-carbon alternative for providing critical building energy services. However, few numerical modelling studies accurately predict the dynamic response exhibited by these systems. In this study, transient numerical models (implemented in the MATLAB® simulation environment) representing a single-effect LiBr-H2O absorption chiller and a PV/T collector array are developed and integrated into a larger PV/T driven CCHP system model in TRNSYS. Further to model validation, the system is shown to be capable of supplying 27.10% of the daily space heating load on a peak winter day. This model will be used as a basis for further system optimization.
Keywords: Dynamic model, Absorption chiller, PV/T driven heating, cooling and power systems