Use of predictive control model to optimise solar power consumption regarding increased energy efficiency.
February 1st 2012 to January 31st 2014
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.<
Austrian Institute of Technology, Department Energy – Sustainable Building Technologies
Technikum Wien GmbH
Federal Ministry of Traffic, Innovation, and Technology, House of the Future Plus program, third call