The Replication Tool is almost here! The missing element – the Integration Module – has been added in the SHIP2FAIR’s Replication Tool! It aims to identify and rank the best solar dynamic integration point within the defined processes considering both energetic and exergetic aspects, whose assessment is essential to optimize the use of solar irradiance. This module consists of two core algorithms. The first one estimates the energy metrics for different combinations of collector area and storage volume of the thermal installation, considering the inputs previously specified in the tool. The second algorithm identifies the optimal integration based on the set criteria.
Figure 1 Integration Module – Yearly results example
Figure 2 Integration Module – Monthly detail
Now the Replication Tool is under beta testing, and it will be ready soon… Stay tuned!