The integration of solar thermal plants into district heating grids requires advanced control strategies in order to utilize the full potential in terms of efficiency and least operating effort. State-of-the-art control strategies cannot completely fulfill this since they are not able to consider the physical characteristics of the different components, nor do they take information on future conditions and requirements into account properly. A promising attempt for improvement is the application of model-based control strategies together with practicable forecasting methods for both the solar yield as well as the heat demand. This contribution will present the results of several projects performed on the development of suitable mathematical models, forecasting methods and control strategies relevant for the integration of solar thermal plants into district heating grids.
|Title of host publication||SWC 2017 / SHC 2017 / ISES Conference Proceedings (2017)|
|Publication status||Published - 29 Oct 2017|
|Event||ISES Solar World Congress 2017 - Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates|
Duration: 29 Oct 2017 → 2 Nov 2017
|Conference||ISES Solar World Congress 2017|
|Country||United Arab Emirates|
|Period||29/10/17 → 2/11/17|