Control strategies for integration of thermal energy storage into buildings : State-of-the-art review

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)203-215
Journal / PublicationEnergy and Buildings
Volume106
Online published30 May 2015
Publication statusPublished - 1 Nov 2015

Abstract

Thermal energy storage (TES), together with control strategies, plays an increasingly important role in expanding the use of renewables and shifting peak energy demand in buildings. Different control strategies have been developed for the integration of TES into building-related systems, mainly including building envelopes, HVAC systems and hot water tanks (HTWs). A systematic survey of control strategies using TES in the building-related systems is still lacking. This paper presents a comprehensive review of these control strategies. It provides a summary of the applied strategies and makes recommendations for future studies. Considering that control techniques serve as a basis for the implementation of control strategies, typical control techniques utilized in the building systems, as well as their strengths and weaknesses associated with the application, are also introduced to help users gain a better understanding.

Research Area(s)

  • Building envelope, Control strategy, Hot water tank, HVAC, Thermal energy storage

Citation Format(s)

Control strategies for integration of thermal energy storage into buildings: State-of-the-art review. / Yu, Zhun; Huang, Gongsheng; Haghighat, Fariborz et al.
In: Energy and Buildings, Vol. 106, 01.11.2015, p. 203-215.

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