An integrated system which utilise three sources of energy for the purpose of airconditioning (i.e. heating and cooling) a residential building is considered. The system includes a control unit which determines (according to a built-in programmed logic) which energy source is to be used. The system's three power provisions are: (a) line electricity, (b) electric power generated by an appropriate wind turbine and (c) a hot water system heated by solar collectors. System requirements and operation were simulated by a computer program which calculated the air-conditioning load and the energy provisions throughout a twenty-four hour period. In winter operation, about 68 per cent of the required heating was supplied by solar heating and 32 per cent by wind-generated power and in summer operation, in a typical day, all the required cooling energy was provided by wind-generated power.
|Number of pages||10|
|State||Published - 1 Jan 1981|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Building and Construction
- Energy (all)
- Mechanical Engineering
- Management, Monitoring, Policy and Law