WREF 2012: Early results from a solar thermal air conditioning and heating system

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Abstract

The University of Minnesota, West Central Research and Outreach Center (WCROC) commissioned a large evacuated tube solar thermal system for building heating and cooling (via an absorption chiller), along with a Honeywell Building Management System for control and monitoring, in October, 2011. This paper will present early results from this system in both heating and cooling mode, and discuss lessons learned during installation and operation of the system. Evacuated tube solar thermal panels and absorption chillers are much less common in the United States than in Europe and Asia, and such systems usually do not include the extra sensors needed to thoroughly assess energy balances. Performance data from this system will provide insight into the effectiveness of such systems in a northern climate.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationWorld Renewable Energy Forum, WREF 2012, Including World Renewable Energy Congress XII and Colorado Renewable Energy Society (CRES) Annual Conference
Pages3756-3761
Number of pages6
StatePublished - Dec 31 2012
EventWorld Renewable Energy Forum, WREF 2012, Including World Renewable Energy Congress XII and Colorado Renewable Energy Society (CRES) Annual Conference - Denver, CO, United States
Duration: May 13 2012May 17 2012

Publication series

NameWorld Renewable Energy Forum, WREF 2012, Including World Renewable Energy Congress XII and Colorado Renewable Energy Society (CRES) Annual Conferen
Volume5

Other

OtherWorld Renewable Energy Forum, WREF 2012, Including World Renewable Energy Congress XII and Colorado Renewable Energy Society (CRES) Annual Conference
CountryUnited States
CityDenver, CO
Period5/13/125/17/12

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