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A proof-of-concept study of a novel ventilation heat recovery vapour injection air source heat pump (2022)
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Fan, Y., Li, J., Zhao, X., Myers, S., Cheng, Y., Yu, M., …Yu, S. (2022). A proof-of-concept study of a novel ventilation heat recovery vapour injection air source heat pump. Energy Conversion and Management, 256, Article 115404. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.enconman.2022.115404

Conventional air source heat pumps suffer from frosting in winter and consume a large amount of electricity for defrosting. Meanwhile, ventilation heat recovery is an important approach to energy saving in buildings. This paper conducts a proof-of-co... Read More about A proof-of-concept study of a novel ventilation heat recovery vapour injection air source heat pump.

Experimental investigation and annual performance mathematical-prediction on a novel LT-PV/T system using spiral-descent concentric copper tube heat exchanger as the condenser for large-scale application (2022)
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Li, Z., Ji, J., Li, J., Zhao, X., Cui, Y., Song, Z., …Yao, T. T. (2022). Experimental investigation and annual performance mathematical-prediction on a novel LT-PV/T system using spiral-descent concentric copper tube heat exchanger as the condenser for large-scale application. Renewable energy, 187, 257-270. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.renene.2022.01.079

The condensers of loop thermosyphon PV/T systems (LT-PV/T) are usually integrated inside water tanks, which may bring some challenges during combination use. This research innovatively proposed a concentric copper tube heat exchanger as the condenser... Read More about Experimental investigation and annual performance mathematical-prediction on a novel LT-PV/T system using spiral-descent concentric copper tube heat exchanger as the condenser for large-scale application.

Scientific and technological progress and future perspectives of the solar assisted heat pump (SAHP) system (2021)
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Fan, Y., Zhao, X., Han, Z., Li, J., Badiei, A., Akhlaghi, Y. G., & Liu, Z. (2021). Scientific and technological progress and future perspectives of the solar assisted heat pump (SAHP) system. Energy, 229, Article 120719. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.energy.2021.120719

Among all available solar technologies, solar-assisted heat pump (SAHP) is the most popular technology for low- and medium-temperature applications, i.e., drying, space heating, and water heating. This paper presents a critical review of the SAHP, le... Read More about Scientific and technological progress and future perspectives of the solar assisted heat pump (SAHP) system.

An innovative approach to recovery of fluctuating industrial exhaust heat sources using cascade Rankine cycle and two-stage accumulators (2021)
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Li, P., Cao, Q., Li, J., Lin, H., Wang, Y., Gao, G., …Liu, X. (2021). An innovative approach to recovery of fluctuating industrial exhaust heat sources using cascade Rankine cycle and two-stage accumulators. Energy, 228, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.energy.2021.120587

The fluctuating property of the heat source is a technical obstacle of waste heat recovery, which leads to part-load operation and reduced economics. This work presents a novel system to mitigate the fluctuations by using steam-organic Rankine cycles... Read More about An innovative approach to recovery of fluctuating industrial exhaust heat sources using cascade Rankine cycle and two-stage accumulators.

Design and analysis of a novel dual source vapor injection heat pump using exhaust and ambient air (2020)
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Li, J., Fan, Y., Zhao, X., Bai, X., Zhou, J., Badiei, A., …Ma, X. (2021). Design and analysis of a novel dual source vapor injection heat pump using exhaust and ambient air. Energy and Built Environment, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.enbenv.2020.11.004

A novel dual source vapor injection heat pump (DSVIHP) using exhaust and ambient air is proposed. The air exhausted from the building first releases energy to the medium-pressure evaporator and is then mixed with the ambient air to heat the low-press... Read More about Design and analysis of a novel dual source vapor injection heat pump using exhaust and ambient air.

Potential of performance improvement of concentrated solar power plants by optimizing the parabolic trough receiver (2020)
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Yang, H., Wang, Q., Cao, J., Pei, G., & Li, J. (2020). Potential of performance improvement of concentrated solar power plants by optimizing the parabolic trough receiver. Frontiers in Energy, 14, 867–881. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11708-020-0707-y

This paper proposes a comprehensive thermodynamic and economic model to predict and compare the performance of concentrated solar power plants with traditional and novel receivers with different configurations involving operating temperatures and loc... Read More about Potential of performance improvement of concentrated solar power plants by optimizing the parabolic trough receiver.

A chronological review of advances in solar assisted heat pump technology in 21st century (2020)
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Badiei, A., Golizadeh Akhlaghi, Y., Zhao, X., Shittu, S., Xiao, X., Li, J., …Li, G. (2020). A chronological review of advances in solar assisted heat pump technology in 21st century. Renewable & sustainable energy reviews, 132, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.rser.2020.110132

This paper presents a comprehensive review on developments and advances of Solar Assisted Heat Pump technology reported in 21st century. Combination of thermal and photovoltaic solar collectors with heat pumps has been widely used in recent decades f... Read More about A chronological review of advances in solar assisted heat pump technology in 21st century.

Economic and environmental analysis of a novel rural house heating and cooling system using a solar-assisted vapour injection heat pump (2020)
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Fan, Y., Zhao, X., Li, J., Li, G., Myers, S., Cheng, Y., …Ma, X. (2020). Economic and environmental analysis of a novel rural house heating and cooling system using a solar-assisted vapour injection heat pump. Applied energy, 275, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.apenergy.2020.115323

An efficient low-carbon system is proposed to meet the heating and cooling demands of rural houses in cold regions. Mini-channel solar panels incorporating a novel multiple-throughout-flowing loop are used for heat collection, whilst a vapour injecti... Read More about Economic and environmental analysis of a novel rural house heating and cooling system using a solar-assisted vapour injection heat pump.

Investigation of an innovative PV/T-ORC system using amorphous silicon cells and evacuated flat plate solar collectors (2020)
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Kutlu, C., Li, J., Su, Y., Wang, Y., Pei, G., & Riffat, S. (2020). Investigation of an innovative PV/T-ORC system using amorphous silicon cells and evacuated flat plate solar collectors. Energy, 203, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.energy.2020.117873

© 2020 Elsevier Ltd Solar-driven organic Rankine cycle (s-ORC) power generation is a promising technology with thermal storage for flexible operation to meet domestic variable electricity demand. A satisfactory efficiency of this technology can be ob... Read More about Investigation of an innovative PV/T-ORC system using amorphous silicon cells and evacuated flat plate solar collectors.

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?.