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The objective of this thesis is to create an automatic water management system capable of optimizing the usage of warm water stored in two water tanks to reduce the monthly energy consumption of the instant water heater installed in a residential house. This system is called Water Mixing System (WMS). The two heat sources considered are: PV-T system and heat rejected by the air condition system. The PV-T system is a new technology that allows transformation of the sun radiation into both electricity and warm water, increasing the efficiency of the panel compared to either a common photovoltaic panel or solar collector. The air-conditioning heat source, instead, recovers the heat rejected by the condenser to the environment by employing a heat exchanger that stores the heat collected in the water tank.
Cataldi, Francesco, "Management Optimization of Energy Consumption Reduction for Residential Hot Water" (2016). FIU Electronic Theses and Dissertations. 2995.