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author = {Herrando, M and Ramos, A and Zabalza, I and Markides, CN},
doi = {10.18086/swc.2017.18.07},
pages = {1090--1101},
title = {Energy performance of a solar trigeneration system based on a novel hybrid PVT panel for residential applications},
url = {},
year = {2017}

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AB - © 2017. The Authors. The overall aim of this work is to assess the performance of high-efficiency solar trigeneration systems based on a novel hybrid photovoltaic-thermal (PVT) collector for the provision of domestic hot water (DHW), space heating (SH), cooling and electricity to residential single-family households. To this end, a TRNSYS model is developed featuring a novel hybrid PVT panel based on a new absorber-exchanger configuration coupled via a thermal store to two alternative small-scale solar heating and cooling configurations, one based on an electrically-driven vapour-compression heat pump (PVT+HP) and one on a thermally-driven absorption refrigeration unit (PVT+AR). The energy demands of a single-family house located in three different climates, namely Seville (Spain), Rome (Italy) and Paris (France), are estimated using EnergyPlus. Hourly transient simulations of the complete systems considering real weather data and reasonable areas for collector installation (< 30 m2) are conducted over a year. The household energy demands covered by the two systems indicate that the PVT+HP configuration is the most promising for the locations of Rome and Paris, covering more than 74% the DHW demand, 100% of the space heating and cooling demands, as well as an important share of the electricity demand. Meanwhile, for Seville, the PVT+AR configuration appears as a promising alternative, covering more than 80% of the DHW, around 70% of the cooling and electricity, and 54% of the space heating demands.
AU - Herrando,M
AU - Ramos,A
AU - Zabalza,I
AU - Markides,CN
DO - 10.18086/swc.2017.18.07
EP - 1101
PY - 2017///
SP - 1090
TI - Energy performance of a solar trigeneration system based on a novel hybrid PVT panel for residential applications
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ER -