HVAC systems using PV technology: Economic feasibility analysis in commercial buildings of Ecuador

Solano Jiménez, Juan Carlos and Olivieri, Lorenzo and Caamaño Martín, Estefanía (2016). HVAC systems using PV technology: Economic feasibility analysis in commercial buildings of Ecuador. "IEEE Latin America Transactions", v. 14 (n. 2); pp. 767-772. ISSN 1548-0992. https://doi.org/10.1109/TLA.2016.7437221.

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Title: HVAC systems using PV technology: Economic feasibility analysis in commercial buildings of Ecuador
Author/s:
  • Solano Jiménez, Juan Carlos
  • Olivieri, Lorenzo
  • Caamaño Martín, Estefanía
Item Type: Article
Título de Revista/Publicación: IEEE Latin America Transactions
Date: March 2016
ISSN: 1548-0992
Volume: 14
Subjects:
Freetext Keywords: Self consumption, heat pump, HVAC, PV system, cost saving
Faculty: Instituto de Energía Solar (IES) (UPM)
Department: Otro
Creative Commons Licenses: Recognition - No derivative works - Non commercial

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Abstract

In this paper, the electricity demand for heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) systems of an office building located in two Ecuadorian cities (Quito and Guayaquil) has been analyzed. To perform the analysis, two scenarios have been considered: in the first, energy required for HVAC is entirely supplied from the grid; in the second, the thermal equipment are coupled to a grid connected photovoltaic (PV) system installed on the building roof. The PV system has been supposed to be connected in self consumption configuration and has been sized to cover the electricity demand for HVAC. Results show that the PV system could provide annual billing savings ranging between 54% and 58% depending on the building orientation. Moreover, the profitability of the investment and the solar electricity cost have been analyzed under different scenarios. The conclusions show that the facility has a payback time between 10 and 30 years, while the levelized cost of electricity ranges between 4 and 24 cents/kWh.

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Item ID: 46227
DC Identifier: https://oa.upm.es/46227/
OAI Identifier: oai:oa.upm.es:46227
DOI: 10.1109/TLA.2016.7437221
Official URL: https://ieeexplore.ieee.org/document/7437221
Deposited by: Memoria Investigacion
Deposited on: 19 Apr 2021 13:50
Last Modified: 19 Apr 2021 13:50
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