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Opportunities for Communal Photovoltaic-Thermal Heating Systems with Storage

Kang, Anneka; Korolija, Ivan; Rovas, Dimitrios; (2019) Opportunities for Communal Photovoltaic-Thermal Heating Systems with Storage. In: O’Donnell, James and Chassiakos, Athanasios and Rovas, Dimitrios and Hall, Daniel, (eds.) Proceedings of the 2019 European Conference on Computing in Construction. (pp. pp. 274-283). European Council on Computing in Construction (EC3): Dublin, Ireland. Green open access

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Abstract

With 70% of the world’s population projected to live in urban areas by 2060 (ARUP, 2016) and 67% of current energy related emissions produced in urban areas (IEA, 2008), there is a compelling case to investigate the reduction of CO2 emissions from heating in densely populated areas in the UK or other regions with heating requirements. This paper investigates how a single PVT panel system with thermal and electrical storage could reduce heating emissions for a row of terraced houses. The main findings of the study carried out in Dymola/Modelica were that there is potential for greater thermal and electrical output with larger PVT systems and shared communal electrical and thermal storage. Preheating the mains water which supplies the hot water tank using the PVT both increased the PVT thermal efficiency and utilisation, and the electrical efficiency. In this configuration, the PVT system was able to supply all hot water demands of a row of terraced houses and supply about 91% of electricity demands.

Type: Proceedings paper
Title: Opportunities for Communal Photovoltaic-Thermal Heating Systems with Storage
Event: European Conference on Computing in Construction
Location: Chania, Crete, Greece
ISBN-13: 978-1-910963-37-1
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
DOI: 10.35490/ec3.2019.186
Publisher version: https://ec-3.org/publications/conferences/2019/pap...
Language: English
Additional information: This version is the version of record. For information on re-use, please refer to the publisher’s terms and conditions.
UCL classification: UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS > Faculty of the Built Environment
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS > Faculty of the Built Environment > Bartlett School Env, Energy and Resources
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URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/10149665
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