The present work relies on the topic of energy storage for Heat and Electricity applied to Heat Pump Water Heaters coupled with photovoltaic plants for Domestic Hot Water production. The main idea is to evaluate the possibility to exploit the water tank as heat storage for the produced photovoltaic energy and, where appropriate combined with electrical storage. For this reason, two heat pumps with different volume size have been chosen and smart control strategies have been applied while monitoring the water temperature in the tank. Calculations account on tapping profile inferred from monitored data of a representative end-user in a Mediterranean small island. Results show how the combination of smart control strategies and battery systems is the most suitable solution in order to fulfil the domestic hot water energy demand by renewable sources while maintaining comfort requirements.
|Title of host publication||Proceedings of the ISES Solar World Congress 2019 and IEA SHC International Conference on Solar Heating and Cooling for Buildings and Industry 2019|
|Number of pages||11|
|Publication status||Published - 2019|
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment