Journal article

Multi-objective optimisation of a seasonal solar thermal energy storage system for space heating in cold climate

SK Shah, L Aye, B Rismanchi

Applied Energy | Elsevier | Published : 2020


Seasonal solar thermal energy storage (SSTES) system is a promising technology to minimise greenhouse gas emissions (GHGE) by harnessing solar energy for space heating applications. The SSTES system in this study includes double U-tube borehole heat exchanger, ground-coupled heat pump and evacuated tube solar collectors. The aim of this investigation is to optimise the design variables of a SSTES system for space heating in cold climate locations. Six cold climate locations were studied namely: Lukla (Nepal), Dras (India), Sivas (Turkey), Harbin (China), Ulaanbaatar (Mongolia), and Verkhoyansk (Russia). The optimisation variables considered are the total solar collector area and total boreho..

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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 the PhD Write Up Award from the Melbourne School of Engineering, The University of Melbourne, Australia.