Experimental validation of a solar system based on hybrid photovoltaic-thermal collectors and a reversible heat pump for the energy provision in non-residential buildings
Resumen: This work aims to validate a transient model of a solar hybrid pilot plant based on photovoltaic-thermal (PV-T) collectors integrated via thermal storage tanks with an air-to-water reversible heat pump (rev-HP). The pilot plant is in operation and provides space heating, cooling, domestic hot water (DHW) and electricity to an industrial building located in Zaragoza (Spain). The plant consists of eight uncovered PV-T collectors (2.6 kWe, 13.6 m2), two water tanks and a rev-HP with a nominal thermal power of 16 kW for heating and 10.5 kW for cooling. The validation results show that the transient model fits the experimental performance of the PV-T collectors, with an average error of -16% and 3%, for the thermal and electrical generation respectively. The accuracy of the estimated rev-HP performance depends on the operation mode. The estimated COP in cooling mode has an average error of 14%, while in heating mode has an average error of -10%. The results show that the integration of the thermal and electrical generation of the PV-T collectors with a high-performance rev-HP allows the solar PV-T system to be self-sufficient to satisfy the building energy demand.
Idioma: Inglés
DOI: 10.1016/j.rser.2023.113233
Año: 2023
Publicado en: RENEWABLE & SUSTAINABLE ENERGY REVIEWS 178 (2023), 113233 [16 pp.]
ISSN: 1364-0321

Financiación: info:eu-repo/grantAgreement/ES/DGA-FEDER/T32-20R
Financiación: info:eu-repo/grantAgreement/ES/MCIU-FEDER/RTC-2017-6026-3
Tipo y forma: Article (Published version)
Área (Departamento): Área Mecánica de Fluidos (Dpto. Ciencia Tecnol.Mater.Fl.)

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