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Annual Energy Consumption Analysis and Energy Optimization of a Solar-Assisted Heating Swimming Pool
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This paper is concerned with the energy efficiency calculations and optimization for an indoor solar-assisted heating swimming pool in GuangZhou. The heating energy requirements for maintaining the pool constant temperature were investigated, which can be divided into three main parts: heat loss due to surface water evaporation, conduction and convective heat loss, and heat demand for heating fresh water. Then, an all-year solar radiation model for slope with varying orientation and incline angle is introduced, and relevant results are given based on typical year weather data in GuangZhou. Furthermore, annual energy consumption model and life cycle cost optimization model is established, and optimal results are analyzed based on an indoor solar-assisted heating swimming pool with 200m2 surface area in GuangZhou.
Zuo, Z.; Hu, W.; Meng, O. (2006). Annual Energy Consumption Analysis and Energy Optimization of a Solar-Assisted Heating Swimming Pool. Energy Systems Laboratory (http://esl.tamu.edu); Texas A&M University (http://www.tamu.edu). Available electronically from