Low-energy buildings and seasonal thermal energy storages from a behavioral economics perspective
2013 (English)In: Applied Energy, ISSN 0306-2619, E-ISSN 1872-9118, Vol. 112, 975-980 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
The seasonal thermal energy storage technology for domestic heating applications is not enjoying the same increasing market penetration as the smaller diurnal thermal energy storage technology. Although high efficiencies are to expect with seasonal thermal energy storages, high up-front costs are likely to constitute an efficient market barrier, impeding the growth of this technology. This paper analyses the application of seasonal thermal energy storages and other, more conventional heating alternatives on passive houses and standard houses from a behavioral economics perspective. The results show that when the seasonal thermal energy storage technology is applied to passive houses, more competitive investment and annual costs can be offered.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2013. Vol. 112, 975-980 p.
Behavioral economics, Passive houses, Seasonal thermal energy storages, Solar energy
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-136094DOI: 10.1016/j.apenergy.2013.03.047ISI: 000329377800103ScopusID: 2-s2.0-84884203827OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-136094DiVA: diva2:676152
4th International Conference on Applied Energy (ICAE), July 01-04, 2012,China
QC 201312052013-12-052013-12-032014-03-21Bibliographically approved