Journal article

Simulated performance of a borehole-coupled heat pump seasonal solar thermal storage system for space heating in cold climate

SK Shah, L Aye, B Rismanchi

Solar Energy | Elsevier | Published : 2020


The performance of a seasonal solar thermal energy storage system for space heating in cold climates was investigated. The system includes a double U-tube vertical borehole thermal energy storage integrated with a ground coupled heat pump and evacuated tube solar collectors. A validated TRNSYS model for six cold climate locations: Lukla, Dras, Sivas, Harbin, Ulaanbaatar and Verkhoyansk was applied. The hourly typical metrological year (TMY) data of each location was used. The house model for each location was based on the typical local dwelling. The annual heating loads per unit floor area (GJ m−2) was found in the range of 0.71–2.59 (1.71, 1.79, 0.71, 1.19, 1.45 and 2.59 for Lukla, Dras, Si..

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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 Sheikh Khaleduzzaman Shah, whom has been supported by the Melbourne Research Scholarship award and PhD Write Up Award from Melbourne School of Engineering, The University of Melbourne, Australia.