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Proceedings of BauSim Conference 2012: 4th Conference of IBPSA-Germany and Austria


Vacuum Compression Chillers and Photovoltaic Panels: A Generic Planning Tool Providing the Optimal Dimensions which Minimize Costs or Emissions

Milica Grahovac, Peter Tzscheutschler, Thomas Hamacher

Abstract: We developed a design optimization tool for a primary HVAC plant consisting of vacuum compression chillers and PV panels. If provided with weather data, hourly cooling demand, and PV area limitations, it yields the optimal PV panel dimensions and the number of chillers, as well as their nominal capacities. Additionaly, it provides the costs and the emissions resulting from utilizing such plant to supply the thermal distribution network of the building. The tool is based on a quasi-static system simulation, which calculates objective function values to be evaluated by the optimization algorithm. It targets preliminary building design and planning.
Pages: 240 - 247