Demo case: Optimal control of BIPVT-E systems

The objective of this demo project is to develop methods for optimal control of heating systems with Building Integrated PhotoVoltaic-Thermal Energy absorbers (BIPVT-E).

The BIPVT is a combined solar electric and -thermal module, which is installed directly into the facade or roof surface of the building.

The “-E” is short for energy absorber, which refers to the module being used as the heat exchange surface for the cold side of a heat pump delivering heat to the building. A battery is included for storing energy and enabling the system to provide flexibility to the grid.