Research project

Big-Ice – Assessment of solar-ice systems for multi-family buildings

The overall goal of the project is to assess and quantify the potentials of solar-ice systems for multi-family buildings with the possibility to include cooling demands. Special emphasis will be given in quantifying the energy performance using different hydraulic configurations and weather data sets on several Swiss locations. Hundreds of parametric transient dynamic simulations in TRNSYS will be used to quantify the system performance factor under different boundary conditions. The project also aims to develop fast algorithm tools for feasibility checks purposes using machine-learning algorithms trained with TRNSYS simulations.

final report (PDF)

Duration: 01.05.2018 - 01.02.2021