Evaluation Framework and Analyses for Thermal Energy Storage Integrated with Packaged Air Conditioning

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Few third-party guidance documents or tools are available for evaluating thermal energy storage (TES) integrated with packaged air conditioning (AC), as this type of TES is relatively new compared to TES integrated with chillers or hot water systems. To address this gap, researchers at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory conducted a project to improve the ability of potential technology adopters to evaluate TES technologies. Major project outcomes included: development of an evaluation framework to describe key metrics, methodologies, and issues to consider when assessing the performance of TES systems integrated with packaged AC; application of multiple concepts from the evaluation ... continued below

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Kung, F.; Deru, M. & Bonnema, E. October 1, 2013.

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Few third-party guidance documents or tools are available for evaluating thermal energy storage (TES) integrated with packaged air conditioning (AC), as this type of TES is relatively new compared to TES integrated with chillers or hot water systems. To address this gap, researchers at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory conducted a project to improve the ability of potential technology adopters to evaluate TES technologies. Major project outcomes included: development of an evaluation framework to describe key metrics, methodologies, and issues to consider when assessing the performance of TES systems integrated with packaged AC; application of multiple concepts from the evaluation framework to analyze performance data from four demonstration sites; and production of a new simulation capability that enables modeling of TES integrated with packaged AC in EnergyPlus. This report includes the evaluation framework and analysis results from the project.

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  • Report No.: NREL/TP-5500-60415
  • Grant Number: AC36-08GO28308
  • DOI: 10.2172/1107465 | External Link
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 1107465
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc868913

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Kung, F.; Deru, M. & Bonnema, E. Evaluation Framework and Analyses for Thermal Energy Storage Integrated with Packaged Air Conditioning, report, October 1, 2013; Golden, Colorado. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc868913/: accessed November 23, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.