Controlling the power of the ground by integration

PROJECT OVERVIEW

Geothermal energy is limitless, ubiquitous and free at the point of use. When combined with the very high energy efficiency of TABS and application range of hybrid systems, it offers huge potential to meet heating and cooling needs in Europe, and reduce CO₂ emissions.


Renewable
heating and cooling


Applicable

across Europe

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Reduce
CO₂ Emissions

WHAT ARE GEOTABS AND MPC?

An innovative clean technology for energy efficient and healthy buildings is the combination of thermally activated building system (TABS), a ground heat exchanger and heat pump in between both systems (GEOTABS).

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ARTICLES

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Our partners Iago Cupeiro Figueroa, Damien Picard and Lieve Helsen from KU Leuven's recent Paper Short-term modeling of hybrid geothermal systems for Model Predictive Control Is available open source for download and reading... Highlights • A simulation study assesses the impact of COP formulation and borefield controller model for model predictive control of a hybrid geothermal system. • Using an accurate COP formulation presents a smoother and more efficient heat pump behaviour. • Including a borefield controller model avoids hitting the heat pump safety freezing constraints, improving robustness. • Despite reducing the number of iterations in the optimisation, the simulation time is increased, however still feasible. Can download here And also access it from our Publications page on this website    

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