MODELING AND SIMULATION OF A PHOTONIC RADIATIVE COOLING SYSTEM
Selective emittance materials show high technical
potential for use as radiative cooling heat exchangers
for buildings. This paper presents the thermal modeling
of the photonic radiative cooler and the simulation of a
system that integrats the photonic radiative cooler with
radiant floor cooling in a medium office building. The
system was simulated with EnergyPlus and the
extensive use of its energy management system module.
Our simulation results show that the radiator surface
temperature remains well below the ambient air
temperature even during summer in Las Vegas. The
radiative cooler was sufficient to meet the cooling load
for five months of the year and addressed at least 17%
of the total hydronic loop load in the peak summer
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