Journal article

Model predictive control for a solar assisted ground source heat pump system

Hansani Weeratunge, Guillermo Narsilio, Julian de Hoog, Simon Dunstall, Saman Halgamuge

ENERGY | PERGAMON-ELSEVIER SCIENCE LTD | Published : 2018

Abstract

There has been an increased interest in cost and energy efficiency for heating, ventilation, and air conditioning systems for buildings since these are responsible for between 25% and 40% of total building energy demand. Solar assisted ground source heat pump systems which combine solar and geothermal energy are gaining attention due to their higher efficiency and greater functional diversity when compared with conventional systems. This paper presents a mixed integer linear programming approach to minimize the operational cost of a solar assisted ground source heat pump system, considering time-of-use electricity price (peak, off peak). Two types of system configurations are investigated in..

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