Table of Contents Author Guidelines Submit a Manuscript
International Journal of Chemical Engineering
Volume 2016, Article ID 5710560, 13 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2016/5710560
Research Article

Performance Assessment of a Hybrid Solar-Geothermal Air Conditioning System for Residential Application: Energy, Exergy, and Sustainability Analysis

Department of Mechanical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, University of Isfahan, Hezar Jerib Avenue, Isfahan 81746-73441, Iran

Received 4 December 2015; Revised 7 January 2016; Accepted 12 January 2016

Academic Editor: Pouria Ahmadi

Copyright © 2016 Yasser Abbasi et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Linked References

  1. D. Ürge-Vorsatz, L. F. Cabeza, S. Serrano, C. Barreneche, and K. Petrichenko, “Heating and cooling energy trends and drivers in buildings,” Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, vol. 41, pp. 85–98, 2015. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  2. Low Exergy Systems for High-Performance Buildings and Communities, http://www.annex49.info/background.html.
  3. D. Schmidt, “Low exergy systems for high-performance buildings and communities,” Energy and Buildings, vol. 41, no. 3, pp. 331–336, 2009. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  4. O. Kwon, K. Bae, and C. Park, “Cooling characteristics of ground source heat pump with heat exchange methods,” Renewable Energy, vol. 71, pp. 651–657, 2014. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  5. M. De Carli, S. Fiorenzato, and A. Zarrella, “Performance of heat pumps with direct expansion in vertical ground heat exchangers in heating mode,” Energy Conversion and Management, vol. 95, pp. 120–130, 2015. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  6. W. Wu, T. You, B. Wang, W. Shi, and X. Li, “Simulation of a combined heating, cooling and domestic hot water system based on ground source absorption heat pump,” Applied Energy, vol. 126, pp. 113–122, 2014. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  7. M. Yari and N. Javani, “Performance assessment of a horizontal-coil geothermal heat pump,” International Journal of Energy Research, vol. 31, no. 3, pp. 288–299, 2007. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  8. J. Hirvonen, G. Kayo, S. Cao, A. Hasan, and K. Sirén, “Renewable energy production support schemes for residential-scale solar photovoltaic systems in Nordic conditions,” Energy Policy, vol. 79, pp. 72–86, 2015. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  9. A. Martinez-Rubio, F. Sanz-Adan, and J. Santamaria, “Optimal design of photovoltaic energy collectors with mutual shading for pre-existing building roofs,” Renewable Energy, vol. 78, pp. 666–678, 2015. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  10. E. K. Akpinar and A. Hepbasli, “A comparative study on exergetic assessment of two ground-source (geothermal) heat pump systems for residential applications,” Building and Environment, vol. 42, no. 5, pp. 2004–2013, 2007. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  11. Y. Bi, X. Wang, Y. Liu, H. Zhang, and L. Chen, “Comprehensive exergy analysis of a ground-source heat pump system for both building heating and cooling modes,” Applied Energy, vol. 86, no. 12, pp. 2560–2565, 2009. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  12. A. Hepbasli and O. Akdemir, “Energy and exergy analysis of a ground source (geothermal) heat pump system,” Energy Conversion and Management, vol. 45, no. 5, pp. 737–753, 2004. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  13. H. Sayyaadi, E. H. Amlashi, and M. Amidpour, “Multi-objective optimization of a vertical ground source heat pump using evolutionary algorithm,” Energy Conversion and Management, vol. 50, no. 8, pp. 2035–2046, 2009. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  14. L. C. Tagliabue, M. Maistrello, and C. Del Pero, “Solar heating and air-conditioning by GSHP coupled to PV system for a cost effective high energy performance building,” Energy Procedia, vol. 30, pp. 683–692, 2012. View at Google Scholar
  15. M. Bakker, H. A. Zondag, M. J. Elswijk, K. J. Strootman, and M. J. M. Jong, “Performance and costs of a roof-sized PV/thermal array combined with a ground coupled heat pump,” Solar Energy, vol. 78, no. 2, pp. 331–339, 2005. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  16. A. L. Biaou and M. A. Bernier, “Achieving total domestic hot water production with renewable energy,” Building and Environment, vol. 43, no. 4, pp. 651–660, 2008. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  17. Q.-Y. Li, Q. Chen, and X. Zhang, “Performance analysis of a rooftop wind solar hybrid heat pump system for buildings,” Energy and Buildings, vol. 65, pp. 75–83, 2013. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  18. M. Mikati, M. Santos, and C. Armenta, “Electric grid dependence on the configuration of a small-scale wind and solar power hybrid system,” Renewable Energy, vol. 57, pp. 587–593, 2013. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  19. L. Dai, S. Li, L. DuanMu, X. Li, Y. Shang, and M. Dong, “Experimental performance analysis of a solar assisted ground source heat pump system under different heating operation modes,” Applied Thermal Engineering, vol. 75, pp. 325–333, 2015. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  20. E. Bertram, “Solar assisted heat pump systems with ground heat exchanger—simulation studies,” Energy Procedia, vol. 48, pp. 505–514, 2014. View at Google Scholar
  21. A. Sahay, V. K. Sethi, A. C. Tiwari, and M. Pandey, “A review of solar photovoltaic panel cooling systems with special reference to Ground coupled central panel cooling system (GC-CPCS),” Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, vol. 42, pp. 306–312, 2015. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  22. F. Sobhnamayan, F. Sarhaddi, M. A. Alavi, S. Farahat, and J. Yazdanpanahi, “Optimization of a solar photovoltaic thermal (PV/T) water collector based on exergy concept,” Renewable Energy, vol. 68, pp. 356–365, 2014. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  23. E. Saloux, A. Teyssedou, and M. Sorin, “Analysis of photovoltaic (PV) and photovoltaic/thermal (PV/T) systems using the exergy method,” Energy and Buildings, vol. 67, pp. 275–285, 2013. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  24. M. Gholampour, M. Ameri, and M. Sheykh Samani, “Experimental study of performance of Photovoltaic-Thermal Unglazed Transpired Solar Collectors (PV/UTCs): energy, exergy, and electrical-to-thermal rational approaches,” Solar Energy, vol. 110, pp. 636–647, 2014. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  25. S. N. Jahromi, A. Vadiee, and M. Yaghoubi, “Exergy and economic evaluation of a commercially available PV/T collector for different climates in Iran,” Energy Procedia, vol. 75, pp. 444–456, 2015. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar
  26. A. Bejan, Advanced Engineering Thermodynamics, John Wiley & Sons, New York, NY, USA, 1988.
  27. K. Wark, Advanced Thermodynamics for Engineers, McGraw-Hill, New York, NY, USA, 1995.
  28. M. Boxwell, Solar Electricity Handbook: A Simple, Practical Guide to Using Electric Solar Panels and Designing and Installing Photovoltaic Solar PV Systems, Code Green Publishing, 2009.
  29. H. Caliskan, I. Dincer, and A. Hepbasli, “Energy, exergy and sustainability analyses of hybrid renewable energy based hydrogen and electricity production and storage systems: modeling and case study,” Applied Thermal Engineering, vol. 61, no. 2, pp. 784–798, 2013. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  30. S. Kalogirou, Solar Energy Engineering: Processes and Systems, Academic Press, 2009, http://www.books24x7.com/marc.asp?bookid=37184.
  31. J. R. S. Brownson, Solar Energy Conversion Systems, 2014, http://public.eblib.com/choice/publicfullrecord.aspx?p=1562328.
  32. C. Koroneos and M. Tsarouhis, “Exergy analysis and life cycle assessment of solar heating and cooling systems in the building environment,” Journal of Cleaner Production, vol. 32, pp. 52–60, 2012. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  33. Carbon Dioxide Emission, http://www.engineeringtoolbox.com/co2-emission-fuels-d_1085.html.