Integrated Modeling of Building Energy Requirements Incorporating Solar Assisted Cooling

TitleIntegrated Modeling of Building Energy Requirements Incorporating Solar Assisted Cooling
Publication TypeConference Paper
Year of Publication2005
AuthorsFirestone, Ryan M., Chris Marnay, and Juan Wang
Conference Name2005 International Conference on Solar Air Conditioning
Date Published08/2005
PublisherLBNL
Conference LocationKloster Banz, Germany
Keywordselectricity markets and policy group, energy analysis and environmental impacts department
Abstract

This paper expands on prior Berkeley Lab work on integrated simulation of building energy systems by the addition of active solar thermal collecting devices, technology options not previously considered (Siddiqui et al 2005). Collectors can be used as an alternative or additional source of hot water to heat recovery from reciprocating engines or microturbines. An example study is presented that evaluates the operation of solar assisted cooling at a large mail sorting facility in southern California with negligible heat loads and year round cooling loads. Under current conditions solar thermal energy collection proves an unattractive option, but is a viable carbon emission control strategy.

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