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Integrating Solar Thermal and Photovoltaic Systems in Whole Building Energy Simulation
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This paper introduces methodologies on how the renewable energy generated by the solar thermal and solar photovoltaic (PV) systems installed on site can be integrated in the whole building simulation analyses, which then can be available to analyze the energy impact of solar systems installed in commercial buildings. A large prototypical office building (124,000 ft2) was used in simulation modeling. The DOE-2.1e program was used for whole building simulation, F-Chart (Beckman et al., 1977) for solar thermal systems analysis, and PV F-Chart (Klein and Beckman, 1983) for solar PV systems analysis.
SubjectSolar Thermal System
Solar Photovoltaic System
DOE-2.1e Simulation Analysis
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Cho, S.; Haberl, J. (2010). Integrating Solar Thermal and Photovoltaic Systems in Whole Building Energy Simulation. IBPSA-USA (http://www.ibpsa.us). Available electronically from