Title

Comparison of Solar Hot Water Systems Simulated in EnergyGauge USA and TRNSYS 15

Report Number

FSEC-RR-218-06

URL

http://publications.energyresearch.ucf.edu/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/FSEC-RR-218-06.pdf

Keywords

Solar Thermal; Buildings; Water Heating; Simulation; Residential

Abstract

This document is meant to serve as a detailed summary of the comparison between the simulation methods of EnergyGauge USA and TRNSYS (version 15) relating to solar hot water systems. The initial motivation behind this comparison was to verify that the f-chart model created for EnergyGauge's solar hot water calculations was reporting the correct results. To this end, models of three systems were created in TRNSYS in order to serve as a baseline for the EnergyGauge results. The three systems modeled were: Liquid-active closed loop (LACL), Liquid-active open loop (LAOL), Integrated collector storage (ICS). This document will detail each of these systems as they were modeled in TRNSYS as well as the F-chart model that was created for EnergyGauge. The goal of this document is to provide a single source of information about all of the models and a comparison of the results produced by each model.

Date Published

11-1-2006

Subjects

Buildings - Residential; Simulation; Solar Thermal; Water Heating

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