Development of an analytical computer tool for building integrated renewable energy and CHP
Rischmuller-Magadley, Esther (2009) Development of an analytical computer tool for building integrated renewable energy and CHP. PhD thesis, University of Nottingham.
This thesis describes a computer tool that was developed to compare different combinations of photovoltaic panels, solar thermal collectors and combined heat and power technologies for building applications to find the option with the lowest cost of emissions reduction. The novelty of this computer tool is that it addresses the uncertainty of building energy load profiles in the sizing of renewable energy and CHP technologies by applying the Monte Carlo Method. A database of historical building energy load profiles was collated for this purpose. However, little domestic hot water load profiles were found in the literature. Therefore, as part of this study, a survey was also carried out to collect some domestic hot water load profile data.
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