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Proceedings of Building Simulation 2011: 12th Conference of IBPSA


Optimization of local renewable energy systems using automotive simulation approaches

Torsten Schwan, Bernard Bäker, René Unger

Abstract: With the rising individual demand for energy as well as the diminishing fossil energy resources, new optimized concepts for energy supply and usage are required for future buildings. To address these challenges, renewable energy sources and decentralized storage are matters of rapidly growing importance. Electric mobility concepts and electrical vehicles address these challenges but provide additional requirements due to power and energy demands. Thus future building energy systems have to integrate successfully user demands, local renewable energy, storage systems and charging infrastructure, a task requiring extensive scrutineering. This paper describes an approach of simulation-based analysis and optimization with Modelica, as widely used in the automotive industry, for the design of building energy systems. Furthermore, exemplary results for the application of the optimization-toolchain are shown.
Pages: 1065 - 1072