Empirical study on effective utilization of photovoltaic power generation by precooling and preheating operation in house

Jungmin Kim, Tianshu Xu, Yugo Tsuneoka, Shinichi Tanabe, Yasuhiro Hayashi, Naomi Morito

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    The housing section in Japan is promoting the introduction of renewable energy. However, it has problems such as surplus generation during a low load period and there could be a rise in voltage due to reversed power flow. Therefore, there is a need to use the generated surplus energy effectively. The aim of this study is to evaluate the effects of the precooling and preheating operation. To this end, we measured indoor environmental factors, energy consumption, and skin surface temperature and heat loss using a thermal manikin under ten conditions with different air conditioning in house with higher heat capacity.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)73-81
    Number of pages9
    JournalJournal of Environmental Engineering (Japan)
    Issue number755
    Publication statusPublished - 2019 Jan 1



    • HP water heater
    • Precooling preheating operation
    • Radiant cooling heating system
    • Self-consumption
    • Thermal comfort

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Environmental Engineering

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