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Thermal energy and economic analysis of a PCM-enhanced household envelope considering different climate zones in Morocco

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This study investigates the thermal energy potentials and economic feasibility of an air-conditioned family household-integrated phase change material (PCM) considering different climate zones in Morocco. A simulation-based optimisation was carried out in order to define the optimal design of a PCM-enhanced household envelope for thermal energy effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of predefined candidate solutions. The optimisation methodology is based on coupling Energyplus® as a dynamic simulation tool and GenOpt® as an optimisation tool. Considering the obtained optimum design strategies, a thermal energy and economic analysis are carried out to investigate PCMs’ integration feasibility in the Moroccan constructions. The results show that the PCM-integrated household envelope allows minimising the cooling/heating thermal energy demand vs. a reference household without PCM. While for the cost-effectiveness optimisation, it has been deduced that the economic feasibility is stilling insufficient under the actual PCM market conditions. The optimal design parameters results are also analysed.
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hal-03110115 , version 1 (14-01-2021)

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Yassine Kharbouch, Abdelaziz Mimet, Mohammed El Ganaoui, Lahoucine Ouhsaine. Thermal energy and economic analysis of a PCM-enhanced household envelope considering different climate zones in Morocco. International Journal of Sustainable Energy, 2017, 37 (6), pp.515-532. ⟨10.1080/14786451.2017.1365076⟩. ⟨hal-03110115⟩
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