Combining solar and district heating in IDA-ICE

Jorma Heikkinen, Krzysztof Klobut, Ari Laitinen, Miika Rämä

    Research output: Contribution to conferenceOther conference contributionScientific


    The building energy simulation software IDA ICE was used in this study to combine the detailed building simulation model with a detailed district heating substation model, including solar heating. By combining the building and system models it is possible to simulate the performance of the combined solar and district heating system, taking into account the heating load in each room and domestic hot water (DHW) consumption at each time instant. A new model of district heating substation including solar heating panels and a storage tank was developed using IDA ICE energy simulation software toolkits
    Original languageEnglish
    Publication statusPublished - 2014
    EventBuildSim-Nordic 2014 - Espoo, Finland
    Duration: 25 Sept 201426 Sept 2014


    ConferenceBuildSim-Nordic 2014


    • IDA-ICE simulation
    • district heating
    • solar thermals


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