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Experimental and numerical investigation of a novel photovoltaic/thermal system using micro-channel flat loop heat pipe (PV/T-MCFLHP) (2020)
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Chen, F., Hu, M., Badiei, A., Yu, M., Huang, Z., Wang, Z., & Zhao, X. (2020). Experimental and numerical investigation of a novel photovoltaic/thermal system using micro-channel flat loop heat pipe (PV/T-MCFLHP). International journal of low carbon technologies, 15(4), 513-527. https://doi.org/10.1093/ijlct/ctaa019

© 2020 The Author(s). Published by Oxford University Press. All rights reserved. In this paper, a novel photovoltaic/thermal system using micro-channel flat loop heat pipe (PV/T-MCFLHP) is proposed, and the thermal and electrical performance of the s... Read More about Experimental and numerical investigation of a novel photovoltaic/thermal system using micro-channel flat loop heat pipe (PV/T-MCFLHP).

Can whole building energy models outperform numerical models, when forecasting performance of indirect evaporative cooling systems? (2020)
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Badiei, A., Akhlaghi, Y. G., Zhao, X., Li, J., Yi, F., & Wang, Z. (2020). Can whole building energy models outperform numerical models, when forecasting performance of indirect evaporative cooling systems?. Energy Conversion and Management, 213, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.enconman.2020.112886

This paper presents a whole building energy modelling work incorporating a state-of-the-art indirect evaporative cooling system. The model is calibrated and validated with real-life empirical data, and is capable of representing actual performance of... Read More about Can whole building energy models outperform numerical models, when forecasting performance of indirect evaporative cooling systems?.

Assessment of the cost reduction potential of a novel loop-heat-pipe solar photovoltaic/thermal system by employing the distributed parameter model (2019)
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Ren, X., Yu, M., Zhao, X., Li, J., Zheng, S., Chen, F., …Ji, J. (2019). Assessment of the cost reduction potential of a novel loop-heat-pipe solar photovoltaic/thermal system by employing the distributed parameter model. Energy, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.energy.2019.116338

© 2019 Elsevier Ltd A novel micro-channel loop-heat-pipe solar photovoltaic/thermal (LHP- PV/T) system is developed employing the co-axial tubular heat exchanger as the condenser and upper-end liquid header with tiny holes as the liquid feeder. The d... Read More about Assessment of the cost reduction potential of a novel loop-heat-pipe solar photovoltaic/thermal system by employing the distributed parameter model.

Experimental investigation of the performance of the novel HP-BIPV/T system for use in residential buildings (2016)
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Zhao, X., Wang, Z., Wang, Z., Yang, W., & Zhang, J. (2016). Experimental investigation of the performance of the novel HP-BIPV/T system for use in residential buildings. Energy and Buildings, 130, 295-308. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.enbuild.2016.08.060

In this paper, the novel heat pipe building integrated photovoltaic/thermal system (HP-BIPV/T), designed for use in residential buildings in China, has been proposed with the composite of metal wires and phase change material (PCM) filling into the s... Read More about Experimental investigation of the performance of the novel HP-BIPV/T system for use in residential buildings.