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Title: Advanced HVAC System for Smart Grid

Abstract

Rocky Research (Boulder City, NV) has developed an advanced roof top air conditioning unit (RTU) with the potential for providing smart grid functions such as regulation services and PV integration. The RTU contains advanced technologies that have been demonstrated to enable 1) improved coefficient of performance (COP) during start-up transients, 2) improved steady-state efficiency, and 3) blending of DC and AC power with high conversion efficiency. Technologies incorporated by Rocky Research include a pulsing thermal expansion valve (PTXV) to dynamically optimize refrigerant flow, a variable frequency drive (VFD) for the compressor, and on-board integrated power conversion electronics for inverting and blending DC and AC power.

Authors:
 [1];  [1]
  1. Pacific Northwest National Lab. (PNNL), Richland, WA (United States)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Pacific Northwest National Lab. (PNNL), Richland, WA (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1373021
Report Number(s):
PNNL-24150
TE1400000
DOE Contract Number:  
AC05-76RL01830
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
32 ENERGY CONSERVATION, CONSUMPTION, AND UTILIZATION; RTU; Smart Grid, HVAC

Citation Formats

Whalen, Scott A., and Corbin, Charles D. Advanced HVAC System for Smart Grid. United States: N. p., 2015. Web. doi:10.2172/1373021.
Whalen, Scott A., & Corbin, Charles D. Advanced HVAC System for Smart Grid. United States. doi:10.2172/1373021.
Whalen, Scott A., and Corbin, Charles D. Fri . "Advanced HVAC System for Smart Grid". United States. doi:10.2172/1373021. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1373021.
@article{osti_1373021,
title = {Advanced HVAC System for Smart Grid},
author = {Whalen, Scott A. and Corbin, Charles D.},
abstractNote = {Rocky Research (Boulder City, NV) has developed an advanced roof top air conditioning unit (RTU) with the potential for providing smart grid functions such as regulation services and PV integration. The RTU contains advanced technologies that have been demonstrated to enable 1) improved coefficient of performance (COP) during start-up transients, 2) improved steady-state efficiency, and 3) blending of DC and AC power with high conversion efficiency. Technologies incorporated by Rocky Research include a pulsing thermal expansion valve (PTXV) to dynamically optimize refrigerant flow, a variable frequency drive (VFD) for the compressor, and on-board integrated power conversion electronics for inverting and blending DC and AC power.},
doi = {10.2172/1373021},
journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {Fri Mar 06 00:00:00 EST 2015},
month = {Fri Mar 06 00:00:00 EST 2015}
}

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