Vol.17, No.1, 2021, pp.49-70, doi:10.32604/fdmp.2021.011062
Design and Optimization of a Hybrid Energy System for Decentralized Heating
  • Ling Cheng1,2,3,*, Bingqing Guo1,2, Kecheng Li1,2
1 China Electric Power Research Institute, Beijing, 100192, China
2 State Key Laboratory of Power Grid Safety and Energy Conservation, Beijing, 100192, China
3 School of Environmental Science and Engineering, Tianjin University, Tianjin, 300350, China
* Corresponding Author: Ling Cheng. Email:
(This article belongs to this Special Issue: The Progress in Building Indoor Air Quality: Indoor Airflow and Pollutant Control)
Received 17 April 2020; Accepted 09 October 2020; Issue published 09 February 2021
The performances of a hybrid energy system for decentralized heating are investigated. The proposed energy system consists of a solar collector, an air-source heat pump, a gas-fired boiler and a hot water tank. A mathematical model is developed to predict the operating characteristics of the system. The simulation results are compared with experimental data. Such a comparison indicates that the model accuracy is sufficient. The influence of the flat plate solar collector area on the economic and energy efficiency of such system is also evaluated through numerical simulations. Finally, this system is optimized using the method of orthogonal design. The results clearly demonstrate that the solar-heat pump-gas combined system is more convenient and efficient than the simple gas system and the heat pump-gas combined system, whereas it is less convenient but more efficient than the solar-assisted gas system.
Hybrid energy system; mathematical model; system optimization; annual performance factor
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Cheng, L., Guo, B., Li, K. (2021). Design and Optimization of a Hybrid Energy System for Decentralized Heating. FDMP-Fluid Dynamics & Materials Processing, 17(1), 49–70.
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