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Theoretical and experimental study of a novel solar indirect-expansion heat pump system employing mini channel PV/T and thermal panels

Zhou, Jinzhi; Zhu, Zishang; Zhao, Xudong; Yuan, Yanping; Fan, Yi; Myers, Steve

Authors

Jinzhi Zhou

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Dr Zishang Zhu Zishang.Zhu@hull.ac.uk
Lecturer in Renewable/Sustainable Energies

Yanping Yuan

Yi Fan

Steve Myers



Abstract

This paper presents the investigation of a novel mini channel PV/T and thermal collectors combined heat pump system, using both experimental and theoretical methods. Data were produced under conditions typical for winter days in Lvliang, China. A simulation model is developed to conduct theoretical evaluation based on real-world conditions. The experimental and simulated electrical and thermal efficiency of PV/T panels, thermal efficiency of thermal collectors and COP of heat pump are compared. It is shown that the experimental and simulated results are in close agreement. The errors range from 4.0% to 9.1%, giving us confidence that this model is reasonable to predict the seasonal performance of the system. The experimental and simulated results of the system provide fundamental data for performance analysis in winter conditions and inform further improvements of similar systems in the future.

Citation

Zhou, J., Zhu, Z., Zhao, X., Yuan, Y., Fan, Y., & Myers, S. (2020). Theoretical and experimental study of a novel solar indirect-expansion heat pump system employing mini channel PV/T and thermal panels. Renewable energy, 151, 674-686. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.renene.2019.11.054

Journal Article Type Article
Acceptance Date Nov 13, 2019
Online Publication Date Nov 15, 2019
Publication Date May 1, 2020
Deposit Date Jun 8, 2022
Journal Renewable Energy
Print ISSN 0960-1481
Electronic ISSN 1879-0682
Publisher Elsevier
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 151
Pages 674-686
DOI https://doi.org/10.1016/j.renene.2019.11.054
Keywords Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment
Public URL https://hull-repository.worktribe.com/output/3170587