District Heating systems are an interesting opportunity for the increase of renewable energy share in the heating and cooling sector. The possibility of a centralized heat production allows the integration of multiple sources, including RES such as biomass, heat pumps and solar energy. This paper provides an operation analysis of the energy performance of large scale solar collectors supplying heat to DH systems in Denmark. Thanks to the availability of hourly data it has been possible to track the evolution of the collectors’ performance throughout the year, and compare it with the available radiation. The results show the good reliability of such systems, which are generally able to convert 40% to 60% of the available radiation, with annual production yields higher than 400 kWh/m2/y. The conversion efficiency shows some seasonal variations, being the winter months the less favorable, probably because of a lower direct radiation. The DH systems considered in the study show a similar performance but with some differences: other parameters such as slope, azimuth and operating temperatures could be the causes of these variations.

Data Analysis of the Energy Performance of Large Scale Solar Collectors for District Heating / Noussan, Michel; Jarre, Matteo; Degiorgis, Luca; Poggio, Alberto. - In: ENERGY PROCEDIA. - ISSN 1876-6102. - ELETTRONICO. - 134:(2017), pp. 61-68. [10.1016/j.egypro.2017.09.619]

Data Analysis of the Energy Performance of Large Scale Solar Collectors for District Heating

NOUSSAN, MICHEL;JARRE, MATTEO;DEGIORGIS, LUCA;POGGIO, ALBERTO
2017

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District Heating systems are an interesting opportunity for the increase of renewable energy share in the heating and cooling sector. The possibility of a centralized heat production allows the integration of multiple sources, including RES such as biomass, heat pumps and solar energy. This paper provides an operation analysis of the energy performance of large scale solar collectors supplying heat to DH systems in Denmark. Thanks to the availability of hourly data it has been possible to track the evolution of the collectors’ performance throughout the year, and compare it with the available radiation. The results show the good reliability of such systems, which are generally able to convert 40% to 60% of the available radiation, with annual production yields higher than 400 kWh/m2/y. The conversion efficiency shows some seasonal variations, being the winter months the less favorable, probably because of a lower direct radiation. The DH systems considered in the study show a similar performance but with some differences: other parameters such as slope, azimuth and operating temperatures could be the causes of these variations.
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