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Title: Analysis of Community Solar Systems for Combined Space and Domestic Hot Water Heating Using Annual Cycle Thermal Energy Storage

Abstract

A simplified design procedure is examined for estimating the storage capacity and collector area for annual-cycle-storage, community solar heating systems in which 100% of the annual space heating energy demand is provided from the solar source for the typical meteorological year. Hourly computer simulations of the performance of these systems were carried out for 10 cities in the United States for 3 different building types and 4 community sizes. These permitted the use of design values for evaluation of a more simplified system sizing method. Results of this study show a strong correlation between annual collector efficiency and two major, location-specific, annual weather parameters: the mean air temperature during daylignt hours and the total global insolation on the collector surface. Storage capacity correlates well with the net winter load, which is a measure of the seasonal variation in the total load, a correlation which appears to be independent of collector type.

Authors:
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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Solar Energy Research Inst., Golden, CO (USA)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE)
OSTI Identifier:
5515656
Report Number(s):
SERI/TP-355-570
DOE Contract Number:  
AC36-08GO28308
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Resource Relation:
Conference: Systems simulation and economics analysis conference, San Diego, CA, USA, 23 Jan 1980
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
14 SOLAR ENERGY; SOLAR DISTRICT HEATING; ANNUAL ENERGY STORAGE; SOLAR SPACE HEATING; SOLAR WATER HEATING; COMMUNITIES; DESIGN; HEATING LOAD; OPTIMIZATION; SENSIBLE HEAT STORAGE; SIZE; DISTRICT HEATING; ENERGY STORAGE; HEAT STORAGE; HEATING; SOLAR HEATING; SPACE HEATING; STORAGE; solar energy; solar district heating; annual energy storage; solar space heating; solar water heating; communities; design; heating load; optimization; 140901* - Solar Thermal Utilization- Space Heating & Cooling

Citation Formats

Hooper, F. C., McClenahan, J. D., Cook, J. D., Baylin, F., Monte, R., and Sillman, S. Analysis of Community Solar Systems for Combined Space and Domestic Hot Water Heating Using Annual Cycle Thermal Energy Storage. United States: N. p., 1980. Web. doi:10.2172/5515656.
Hooper, F. C., McClenahan, J. D., Cook, J. D., Baylin, F., Monte, R., & Sillman, S. Analysis of Community Solar Systems for Combined Space and Domestic Hot Water Heating Using Annual Cycle Thermal Energy Storage. United States. https://doi.org/10.2172/5515656
Hooper, F. C., McClenahan, J. D., Cook, J. D., Baylin, F., Monte, R., and Sillman, S. Tue . "Analysis of Community Solar Systems for Combined Space and Domestic Hot Water Heating Using Annual Cycle Thermal Energy Storage". United States. https://doi.org/10.2172/5515656. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/5515656.
@article{osti_5515656,
title = {Analysis of Community Solar Systems for Combined Space and Domestic Hot Water Heating Using Annual Cycle Thermal Energy Storage},
author = {Hooper, F. C. and McClenahan, J. D. and Cook, J. D. and Baylin, F. and Monte, R. and Sillman, S.},
abstractNote = {A simplified design procedure is examined for estimating the storage capacity and collector area for annual-cycle-storage, community solar heating systems in which 100% of the annual space heating energy demand is provided from the solar source for the typical meteorological year. Hourly computer simulations of the performance of these systems were carried out for 10 cities in the United States for 3 different building types and 4 community sizes. These permitted the use of design values for evaluation of a more simplified system sizing method. Results of this study show a strong correlation between annual collector efficiency and two major, location-specific, annual weather parameters: the mean air temperature during daylignt hours and the total global insolation on the collector surface. Storage capacity correlates well with the net winter load, which is a measure of the seasonal variation in the total load, a correlation which appears to be independent of collector type.},
doi = {10.2172/5515656},
url = {https://www.osti.gov/biblio/5515656}, journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {1980},
month = {1}
}