Abstract

This paper proposes the possibility of scaling up solar generation while shifting cooling load to the daytime. The focus is on buildings equipped with a water tank used to actively store cold water produced by a series of chillers. Water has the flexibility to be chilled and stored for later use. To lower the load demand during the peak hours of the day, the cooling loads are commonly shifted to the night hours through thermal storage. The present work studies the possibility of using solar power to meet the cooling demand by taking advantage of the fact that solar generation closely precedes the peak cooling demand. Also, in cases where solar capacity is scaled up, chiller storage tanks can store excess solar power generated, thus stabilizing the grid.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2014 IEEE 40th Photovoltaic Specialist Conference, PVSC 2014
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages1504-1509
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9781479943982
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 15 2014
Event40th IEEE Photovoltaic Specialist Conference, PVSC 2014 - Denver, United States
Duration: Jun 8 2014Jun 13 2014

Publication series

Name2014 IEEE 40th Photovoltaic Specialist Conference, PVSC 2014

Other

Other40th IEEE Photovoltaic Specialist Conference, PVSC 2014
CountryUnited States
CityDenver
Period6/8/146/13/14

Keywords

  • Chilled water storage
  • load matching
  • solar generation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials

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    Vulic, N., Patil, M., Zou, Y., Amilineni, S. H., Honsberg, C., & Goodnick, S. (2014). Matching AC loads to solar peak production using thermal energy storage in building cooling systems - A case study at Arizona State University. In 2014 IEEE 40th Photovoltaic Specialist Conference, PVSC 2014 (pp. 1504-1509). [6925200] (2014 IEEE 40th Photovoltaic Specialist Conference, PVSC 2014). Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1109/PVSC.2014.6925200