Developing a new energetically-based control method for solar heating systems

R. Kicsiny, I. Farkas

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Abstract

The ordinary on/off control method in solar heating systems which operates with fixed temperature differences is not the most appropriate solution to exploit the available solar energy. To increase the gathered solar energy, it was aimed at developing a new, energetically-based control algorithm. The block-oriented, physically-based model of the studied solar thermal system type was also developed and adopted to a particular installation at the campus of the Szent István University. Both the ordinary and the new control solutions were realized in the model. The tool of these works was the TRNSYS software. It is proved that the new control approach utilizes more solar energy in the studied case. It is highly expected that this advantage also applies to a great range of solar thermal systems. It should be mentioned that the new control algorithm requires an increased pumping time. As a conclusion it is suggested to consider the use of the new, energetically-based control method instead of the ordinary one since the collected solar energy is higher and the increment of the pumping cost can be decreased by effective pumps or photovoltaic support.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication29th ISES Biennial Solar World Congress 2009, ISES 2009
Pages689-698
Number of pages10
Volume1
Publication statusPublished - 2009
Event29th Biennial Solar World Congress of the International Solar Energy Society, ISES 2009 - Johannesburg, South Africa
Duration: Oct 11 2009Oct 14 2009

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Other29th Biennial Solar World Congress of the International Solar Energy Society, ISES 2009
CountrySouth Africa
CityJohannesburg
Period10/11/0910/14/09

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Solar heating
Solar energy
Pumps
Costs
Temperature
Hot Temperature

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  • Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment

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Kicsiny, R., & Farkas, I. (2009). Developing a new energetically-based control method for solar heating systems. In 29th ISES Biennial Solar World Congress 2009, ISES 2009 (Vol. 1, pp. 689-698)

Developing a new energetically-based control method for solar heating systems. / Kicsiny, R.; Farkas, I.

29th ISES Biennial Solar World Congress 2009, ISES 2009. Vol. 1 2009. p. 689-698.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Kicsiny, R & Farkas, I 2009, Developing a new energetically-based control method for solar heating systems. in 29th ISES Biennial Solar World Congress 2009, ISES 2009. vol. 1, pp. 689-698, 29th Biennial Solar World Congress of the International Solar Energy Society, ISES 2009, Johannesburg, South Africa, 10/11/09.
Kicsiny R, Farkas I. Developing a new energetically-based control method for solar heating systems. In 29th ISES Biennial Solar World Congress 2009, ISES 2009. Vol. 1. 2009. p. 689-698
Kicsiny, R. ; Farkas, I. / Developing a new energetically-based control method for solar heating systems. 29th ISES Biennial Solar World Congress 2009, ISES 2009. Vol. 1 2009. pp. 689-698
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