Science Journal of Energy Engineering

Volume 2, Issue 5, October 2014

  • Evaluation of the Energy-Saving Performance of Heat-Resistant Paint

    Takashi Oda, Kimihiro Yamanaka, Mitsuyuki Kawakami

    Issue: Volume 2, Issue 5, October 2014
    Pages: 53-57
    Received: 10 September 2014
    Accepted: 27 September 2014
    Published: 20 October 2014
    Abstract: We developed an empirical quantitative evaluation of the energy-saving performance of heat-resistant paint in winter. Specifically, heat-resistant paint and conventional wall paint were applied to steel boxes placed in a room kept at constant temperature and humidity, after which heat sources were placed in the boxes and the energy-saving performan... Show More
  • Numerical Analysis of the Thermal Behaviour of a Photovoltaic Panel Coupled with Phase Change Material

    G. Santiago-Rosas, M. Flores-Domínguez, J. P. Nadeau

    Issue: Volume 2, Issue 5, October 2014
    Pages: 58-64
    Received: 7 November 2014
    Accepted: 12 November 2014
    Published: 17 November 2014
    Abstract: Elevated operating temperatures reduce the solar to electrical conversion efficiency of photovoltaic devices. In this paper, a numerical study is conducted to understand the thermal behavior of a photovoltaic panel with phase change materials. The analysis of the PV/PCM system was realized in three phases: temperature rise, start of melting of PCM ... Show More