Applications of Informatics and Cybernetics in Compact Solar Combisystem for Multifamily Residential Buildings

Claudio Rochas, Aivars Žandeckis, Marika Rošā, Francesco Romagnoli and Lelde Timma

ABSTRACT

This paper focuses on the optimization of a new solar thermal system and the analysis of a demonstration project. The solar thermal system has been developed by three industrial partners working in cooperation with Riga Technical University. The industrial partners joined their forces to develop a new product, which could benefit their core business. The basic product idea is a solar thermal system coupled with a wood pellet system. This is a 100% renewable energy solution for space heating and domestic hot water in multifamily buildings. The system is compact and factory assembled in a standard shipping container.

However, potential for optimization both exists for increasing solar fraction and for reducing parasitic electricity demand.

The first part of the paper describes the system concept and design, and the methodology proposed for the identification of an optimized set of operating parameters based on informatics, cybernetics and dynamic simulation. The first part of the paper describes the system concept and design, and the methodology proposed for the identification of an optimized set of operating parameters based on informatics, cybernetics and dynamic simulation.

The second part of the paper shows a case study where the proposed optimization methodology is used for the optimization of a demonstration project implemented in Latvia.

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