Performance Analysis and Design Optimization of Renewable Energy Heating Systems

A special issue of Buildings (ISSN 2075-5309). This special issue belongs to the section "Building Energy, Physics, Environment, and Systems".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 December 2024 | Viewed by 577

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School of Human Settlements and Civil Engineering, Xi’an Jiaotong University, Xi'an 712000, China
Interests: geothermal energy utilization; borehole heat exchanger system; building energy conservation

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Faculty of Geosciences, Geoengineering and Mining, Technische Universität Bergakademie Freiberg, 09599 Freiberg, Germany
Interests: THM coupling simulation; geothermal utilization; geotechnical system analysis

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School of Environmental Science and Engineering, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Wuhan 430074, China
Interests: zero-carbon buildings; energy saving and utilization of renewable energy in buildings

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School of Mechanical Engineering, Southwest Jiaotong University, Chengdu 611756, China
Interests: underground temperature and humidity environment; renewable energy utilization and storage technology

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Performance analysis and design optimization of renewable energy heating systems is an essential area of study focusing on enhancing the efficiency and sustainability of heating solutions that utilize renewable energy sources. This field involves evaluating influences under different system parameters on several aspects, such as thermal performance, power consumption, economic performance, and environmental impact. By conducting comprehensive analyses, researchers can identify optimal configurations and operational strategies that maximize energy efficiency while minimizing carbon footprints.

The core objective of this Special Issue is to develop and refine calculation models and simulation tools used to predict system performance under varying conditions. These models help understand the complex interactions between system components and the environment. Advanced techniques, including algorithmic adjustments and machine learning approaches, are employed to optimize system designs, ensuring that they not only meet energy demands efficiently but also adhere to strict environmental regulations. Additionally, this Special Issue often encompasses experimental studies concerning the integration of hybrid systems, which combine multiple renewable sources such as solar thermal, geothermal, hydrogen, biomass energy, etc.

Overall, the performance analysis and design optimization of renewable energy heating systems are pivotal for advancing green technology in residential, commercial, and industrial sectors, aligning with global efforts to mitigate climate change. The topics of this Special Issue include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Renewable energy utilization;
  • Solar PV system;
  • Geothermal system;
  • Hydrogen system;
  • Hybrid energy system;
  • Long-term simulation;
  • In situ monitoring;
  • Multi-object optimization.

Dr. Wanlong Cai
Dr. Chaofan Chen
Dr. Jiewen Deng
Dr. Chao Zeng
Guest Editors

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  • renewable energy utilization
  • solar PV system
  • geothermal system
  • hydrogen system
  • hybrid energy system
  • long-term simulation
  • in situ monitoring
  • multi-object optimization

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