Performance report for the ACES demonstration house, August 1976--August 1977
The Annual Cycle Energy System demonstration house was constructed to demonstrate the energy-conserving potential of an integrated space-heating and cooling and water-heating system consisting of a high-performance unidirectional heat pump, low-temperature thermal storage in the heat of fusion of ice, solar assistance, and passive heat rejection. The house was completed and preliminary operation began in July 1976. Continuous operation and complete data collection began in May 1977. Performance measurements and an analytically constructed integrated annual cycle predict an annual coefficient of performance (COP) of 3.16.
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- Oak Ridge National Lab., Tenn. (USA)
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- 32 ENERGY CONSERVATION, CONSUMPTION, AND UTILIZATION; 14 SOLAR ENERGY; 29 ENERGY PLANNING, POLICY AND ECONOMY; ANNUAL CYCLE ENERGY SYSTEM; PERFORMANCE; ENERGY CONSERVATION; AIR CONDITIONING; CONSTRUCTION; DATA ACQUISITION; DEMONSTRATION PROGRAMS; HEAT PUMPS; HOUSES; ICE; PASSIVE SOLAR COOLING SYSTEMS; PASSIVE SOLAR HEATING SYSTEMS; RESIDENTIAL SECTOR; SOLAR-ASSISTED HEAT PUMPS; SPACE HEATING; TECHNOLOGY ASSESSMENT; WATER HEATERS; AIR CONDITIONERS; APPLIANCES; BUILDINGS; ELECTRIC APPLIANCES; GAS APPLIANCES; HEAT EXCHANGERS; HEATERS; HEATING; HEATING SYSTEMS; RESIDENTIAL BUILDINGS; SOLAR AIR CONDITIONERS; SOLAR COOLING SYSTEMS; SOLAR HEATING SYSTEMS 320101* -- Energy Conservation, Consumption, & Utilization-- Residential Buildings-- (-1987); 140901 -- Solar Thermal Utilization-- Space Heating & Cooling; 140907 -- Solar Thermal Utilization-- Water Heating; 291000 -- Energy Planning & Policy-- Conservation
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