Journal article

Seasonal coolth storage system for residential buildings in Australia

T Lhendup, L Aye, RJ Fuller

JOURNAL OF CENTRAL SOUTH UNIVERSITY | JOURNAL OF CENTRAL SOUTH UNIV TECHNOLOGY | Published : 2012

Abstract

Night sky cooling is explored as an alternative to the conventional cooling technologies using fossil fuels. The night sky cooling method is based on the long wave radiation of unglazed collectors to the sky at night. An evaluation of the night sky cooling system is present for a residential building in three cities of Australia, namely Alice Springs, Darwin and Melbourne. The system comprises an unglazed flat plate solar collector integrated with borehole storage. It uses night sky radiation to reduce the temperature of the ground near to the boreholes. The system was simulated with TRNSYS, a transient simulation program. The simulation results for adequately sized systems show that night s..

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