American Journal of Energy Engineering

Volume 5, Issue 6, November 2017

  • Automated Optimization of Solar-Thermal Systems Using Software in a Loop

    Johannes Koke, Matthias Kuhr, Uwe Clement

    Issue: Volume 5, Issue 6, November 2017
    Pages: 50-56
    Received: 11 November 2017
    Accepted: 28 November 2017
    Published: 17 January 2018
    Abstract: Making solar thermal systems less expensive, often results in a lower system efficiency. However, the cost-benefit ratio is relevant from the perspective of the consumer. The complex impact of component-related and system-related design parameters on the economics of a complete system makes the evaluation and economical optimization difficult. Ther... Show More