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Investigating the application of small scale transpired solar collectors as air preheaters for residential buildings

Perisoglou, Emmanouil, Patterson, Joanne, Stevenson, Elizabeth Victoria and Jenkins, Huw 2017. Investigating the application of small scale transpired solar collectors as air preheaters for residential buildings. Presented at: International Conference on Sustainability in Energy and Buildings, Chania, Greece, 5-7 July 2017.

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Abstract

This paper presents the performance of a transpired solar collector (TSC) used as a preheater for an air to air heat pump, installed in a demonstration house in Wales, UK. The TSC is activated when there is a demand for both heating and ventilation. The system is designed to be aesthetically pleasing, affordable, and can be installed on south facades/roofs in new and retrofit buildings. A TSC has been monitored for one year at a demonstration house and data normalised using historic weather data. Results show the system contributed 15% of the heating and hot water demand (1360kWh) in one year. In 2017 UK figures this translates into £100 to £200 savings per year compared to a conventional heating source. The total cost of the TSC technology for a mature market is projected to be less than £1600 for the installed area which indicates that the payback could be less than 8 years.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Date Type: Completion
Status: Unpublished
Schools: Architecture
Subjects: N Fine Arts > NA Architecture
Additional Information: Built as part of the Cardiff University-led Low Carbon Research Institute (LCRI) the SOLCER House was funded by the European Regional Development Fund through WEFO with support from the EPSRC Buildings as Power Stations project led by SPECIFIC 2 LCBE Project
Date of First Compliant Deposit: 5 June 2017
Last Modified: 29 May 2018 18:45
URI: http://orca.cf.ac.uk/id/eprint/101158

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