MATEC Web Conf.
Volume 252, 2019III International Conference of Computational Methods in Engineering Science (CMES’18)
|Number of page(s)||4|
|Section||Computer Simulations of Processes Phenomena|
|Published online||14 January 2019|
Green designing of solar hot water systems using computer simulations
Lublin University of Technology, Faculty of Environmental Engineering, Nadbystrzycka 40B, 20-618 Lublin, Poland
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Solar thermal installations are one of the popular types of renewable energy sources. This paper presents the comparison of the considered design variants of the typical solar hot water installation on the basis of Life Cycle Assessment. The simulations and the design criteria included:- optimal angle of inclination and orientation of collectors for the selected location (simulations in GetSolar),- optimal type of collectors (simulations in SimaPro).Life cycle analysis of solar hot water systems shows that this technology has the potential to reduce the environmental impact of hot water preparation while compared to the conventional energy sources. However, the optimisation criteria used for green designing in the life cycle perspective can significantly improve the environmental balance of the analysed technologies.
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