Journal article

Solar driven water heating systems for medium-rise residential buildings in urban mediterranean areas

Maria Panagiotidou, Lu Aye, Behzad Rismanchi

Renewable Energy | Elsevier BV | Published : 2020


International Energy Agency reported that buildings are accountable for one-third of the global final energy demand in 2017. On-site renewable energy generation can reduce buildings' grid electricity consumptions. Medium-rise buildings located in urban areas have limited available rooftop or facade surfaces, thus solar driven technologies such as solar thermal, photovoltaics (PV) or photovoltaics/thermal (PV/T) are in competition for the available space. This investigation aims to compare available solar driven water heating systems in the market, suitable to replace the conventional electric water heater for a multi-residential building. Under the present study, solar PV electric water heat..

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Funding Acknowledgements

This research has been conducted within the Department of Infrastructure Engineering at the University of Melbourne, Australia. Part of this research is included in the PhD thesis of Maria Panagiotidou, whom has been supported by the Melbourne Research Scholarship award.