Thermal storage - heat buffer  


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Is there any work-around to simulate a heat buffer as thermal storage device in combination with a CHP generator? The idea is to store surplus heat to satisfy a thermal load at a later point in time. Such a scenario is very common in CHP applications where the generator has a certain minimum run-time but thermal load is already satisfied or in a scenario where the generator runs to sell electricity to the grid but thermal load is lower than heat generation. Thanks for any hints.

I am also interested in simulating a thermal buffer ! 🙂

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Hi Bert,

 

Thermal storage is not currently formally supported in HOMER Pro. However, you can adapt the deferrable load to model a thermal storage application—but it does not tie into the thermal bus directly.

Please refer to the following knowledge base article for more information: 
http://usersupport.homerenergy.com/customer/en/portal/articles/2188761-modeling-deferrable-electrical-loads-electric-boilers

You can also read about deferrable loads in the online manual:
https://www.homerenergy.com/support/docs/3.10/deferrable_load.html

 

Best,

Dhiwaakar Purusothaman

 
  
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