Evaluation of a high temperature solar thermal seasonal borehole storage
2011 (English)In: ISES Solar World Congress, Kassel, 2011Conference paper (Other academic)
A solar thermal system with seasonal borehole storage for heating of a residential area in Anneberg, Sweden, approximately 10 km north of Stockholm, has been in operation since late 2002. Originally, the project was part of the EU THERMIE project “Large-scale Solar Heating Systems for Housing Developments” (REB/0061/97) and was the first solar heating plant in Europe with borehole storage in rock not utilizing a heat pump. Earlier evaluations of the system show lower performance than the preliminary simulation study, with residents complaining of a high use of electricity for domestic hot water (DHW) preparation and auxiliary heating. One explanation mentioned in the earlier evaluations is that the borehole storage had not yet reached “steady state” temperatures at the time of evaluation.Many years have passed since then and this paper presents results from a new evaluation. The main aim of this work is to evaluate the current performance of the system based on several key figures, as well as on system function based on available measurement data. The analysis show that though the borehole storage now has reached a quasi-steady state and operates as intended, the auxiliary electricity consumption is much higher than the original design values largely due to high losses in the distribution network, higher heat loads as well as lower solar gains.
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Thermal energy storage, seasonal storage, solar heating, borehole, värmelager, långtidslager, solvärme, borrhål
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-118731OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-118731DiVA: diva2:607604
ISES Solar World Congress , Kassel, 28 august - 2 september, 2011
QC 201302252013-02-252013-02-252013-02-25Bibliographically approved