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Energies 2016, 9(12), 1043; doi:10.3390/en9121043

Cold Storage for a Single-Family House in Italy

ENEA—Italian National Agency for New Technologies, Energy and Sustainable Economic Development, Portici Research Center-Piazzale E. Fermi, 1, 80055 Portici (NA), Italy
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Received: 13 September 2016 / Revised: 14 November 2016 / Accepted: 6 December 2016 / Published: 12 December 2016
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This work deals with the operation, modeling, simulation, and cost evaluation of two different cold storage systems for a single-family house in Italy, that differ from one another on the cold storage material. The two materials used to perform the numerical simulations of the cold storage systems are represented by cold water and a phase change material (PCM), and the numerical simulations have been realized by means of numerical codes written in Matlab environment. The main finding of the present work is represented by the fact that, for the considered user characteristics, and under the Italian electricity tariff policy, the use of a proper designed cold storage system characterized by an effective operation strategy could represent a viable solution from an economical point of view. View Full-Text
Keywords: cold storage; cold water; PCM; simulation; single-family house; economic analysis cold storage; cold water; PCM; simulation; single-family house; economic analysis
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Mongibello, L.; Graditi, G. Cold Storage for a Single-Family House in Italy. Energies 2016, 9, 1043.

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