Use of predictive control model to optimise solar power consumption regarding increased energy efficiency.

February 1st 2012 to January 31st 2014

Executive summary

The goal of this project was to find a solution for improving the building automation control with respect to heating systems, electricity rates, run time of renewable energy production systems, available solar radiation, and power grids. ProKlim+ aimed to implement a predictive control system into the building automation system of ENERGYbase, a building with an energy-efficient automation control system in Vienna, while conserving comfort parameters. In order to achieve a higher efficiency of heating systems and optimal usage of self-produced power supplies, the photovoltaic system of the building was incorporated into the control system. ProKlim+ helped to develop a strategic policy for finding an efficient energy-saving concept in building automation. The energy savings achieved might allow a further reduction of CO2 emissions.

UBIMET’s role in this project was to estimate the demand of energy for different heating scenarios a day ahead based on high-precision weather forecasts.<

Project partners

  • Austrian Institute of Technology, Department Energy – Sustainable Building Technologies
  • Technikum Wien GmbH

Project funding

Federal Ministry of Traffic, Innovation, and Technology, House of the Future Plus program, third call