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dc.creatorZhang, X.en_US
dc.creatorZhao, X.en_US
dc.creatorXu, J.en_US
dc.creatorYu, X.en_US
dc.date.accessioned2013-06-04T16:26:33Z
dc.date.available2013-06-04T16:26:33Z
dc.date.issued2012en_US
dc.identifier.otherESL-IC-12-10-33en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1969.1/148926
dc.description.abstractThis paper presented the concept, prototype application, operational performance and benefits relating to a novel solar assisted water heating system for building services. It was undertaken through dedicated theoretical analysis, computer simulation and experimental verification. The unique characteristic of such system consists in the integrated loop heat pipe and heat pump unit (LHP-HP), which was proposed to improve solar photovoltaic (PV) generation, capture additional solar heat, and therefore enhance overall solar energy yield. The evaluation approaches derived from the first-law thermodynamics and the standard/hybrid system performance coefficients (COP/COPPV/T) were developed for the comprehensive assessments. Under the featured weather conditions, the mean electrical, thermal and overall energetic efficiencies of the module were tested around 9.12%, 38.13% and 47.25% respectively. Whilst the COP and COPPV/T values of entire system were measured at about 5.51 and 8.81 averagely. Moreover, a general comparison of this prototype system against the conventional solar/air energy systems was simply discussed.en_US
dc.publisherEnergy Systems Laboratory (http://esl.tamu.edu)en_US
dc.publisherTexas A&M University (http://www.tamu.edu)en_US
dc.subjectEfficiencyen_US
dc.subjectCOPen_US
dc.subjectHeat pumpen_US
dc.subjectLoop heat pipeen_US
dc.subjectPVen_US
dc.subjecten_US
dc.titleInvestigation of a Novel Solar Assisted Water Heating System with Enhanced Energy Yield for Buildingsen_US
dc.contributor.sponsorInstitute of Energy and Sustainable Developmenten_US
dc.contributor.sponsorShanghai Pacific Energy Centreen_US
dc.contributor.sponsorShanghai Solar Energy Research Centre,en_US


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