Thermal energy storage is one of the most important methods of demand-side load management, thanks to the capacity of reducing significantly the peak power demand for air conditioning in buildings. Thermal Energy Storage Systems (TESS) are indeed used for producing and storing cooling capacity during off-peak hours (in particular during night hours) to meet the following day's air conditioning requirements. The current paper presents a study on the effects of the installation of Ice TESS for cooling on the power daily profile of residential buildings, and examines the economic repercussions on the electricity billing. With reference to this second theme, the paper examines, in particular, the convenience of the installation of a domestic TESS, in presence of a double-tariff contract for electricity. For the estimation of the daily cooling request and power profile a Montecarlo approach is used.
|Numero di pagine||5|
|Stato di pubblicazione||Published - 2009|
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