A novel active building envelope with reversed heat flow control through coupled solar photovoltaic-thermoelectric-battery systems

Luo, Yongqiang, Cui, De’en, Cheng, Nan, Zhang, Shicong, Su, Xiaosong, Chen, Xi, Tian, Zhiyong, Deng, Jie ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-6896-8622 and Fan, Jianhua (2022) A novel active building envelope with reversed heat flow control through coupled solar photovoltaic-thermoelectric-battery systems. Building and Environment, 222. p. 109401. ISSN 0360-1323

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Heat transmit between ambient and indoor space passively through building envelope. This heat flow intensity can be reduced by using insulations and eliminated by conventional air conditioner, which causes huge amount of energy. In this study, a new concept is proposed for a new active building envelope system that can realize heat gain/loss control and in some senses the conventional air conditioner system could be saved, because it is shown that the building envelope itself could be an air conditioner. It should be specially noted that, we can set parameter Qw in this system to determine how much extra thermal energy you want from the new building envelope. It is based on the combination of photovoltaic (PV), thermoelectric modules (TEM), energy storage and control algorithms. Five types of systems, namely PV + TE (S1), Grid + TE (S2), PV + Grid + TE (S3), PV + Battery + TE (S4) and PV + Grid + Battery + TE (S5) are studied. It is found that in all the five systems, there is a typical optimum setting of thermal load for each one of them with minimum annual power consumption.

Item Type: Article
Identifier: 10.1016/j.buildenv.2022.109401
Additional Information: The work described in this paper is sponsored by the National Key Research and Development Program of China (Grant Number: No. 2019YFE124500; No. 2021YFE0113500); the Fundamental Research Funds for the Central Universities, China (Grant Number: 2019kfyXJJS189); Research Project of the Ministry of Housing and Urban-Rural Development of China “Research and Demonstration of Optimal Configuration of Energy Storage System in Nearly Zero Energy Communities” (K20210466).
Keywords: Net zero energy building; Photovoltaic; Thermoelectric chip; Heat flux control; Battery storage
Subjects: Construction and engineering > Civil and environmental engineering
Construction and engineering > Built environment
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Depositing User: Jie Deng
Date Deposited: 26 Jul 2022 09:47
Last Modified: 06 Feb 2024 16:11
URI: https://repository.uwl.ac.uk/id/eprint/9240


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