05 Jul 2016

This paper examines the optimisation of a PV/T air collector with a fixed length and width (L=5 m, W= 3.6 m) linked to the mechanical air distribution system of a typical residential building.

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12 Nov 2019

Sharing of key evidence on strategies for reducing resources consumption and lowering carbon footprint is essential to alleviating risks of increasing urbanization, population growth and looming climate change impacts. However, finding scientifically robust research and distilling knowledge to draw confident conclusions in a reasonable timeframe is challenging due to the sheer volume...

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12 Nov 2019

The increasing penetration of solar power into the electricity grid has created the need for accurate solar power forecasts for facilitating safe and reliable electricity grid management. Numerical Weather Prediction (NWP) is a common method for forecasting solar irradiance beyond several hours ahead, which is crucial, particularly for applications in...

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05 Apr 2018

Highlights

  • 165 studies from 2010 to 2017 investigating the cooling effects of green infrastructure were systematically reviewed.
  • Studies were analysed for their spatial patterns, investigation period, typologies studied and methodological aspects.
  • Five major gaps in the literature were identified.
  • Research opportunities for future development were identified.

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31 Jul 2017

Highlights

  • The authors simulate the operation of battery storage using data from low-energy households.
  • The authors calculate the impact on the annual amount and cost of imported electricity.
  • The authors calculate the payback period of various battery storage configurations.
  • The authors estimate the ideal amount of storage for households with existing PV systems.

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19 Dec 2016

Local and global climate change increases the ambient temperature of cities by several degrees with important consequences on energy consumption, health and the economy. Advanced urban mitigation technologies contribute to decrease the ambient temperature and counterbalance the impact of urban heat islands. The present paper analyses and presents in a comparative way the mitigation potential of the known mitigation technologies using performance data from about 220 real scale urban rehabilitation projects.

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