Results

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Journal Papers

  • H.Goverde, D.Goossens, J.Govaerts, V.Dubey, F.Catthoor, K.Baert, J.Poortmans, J.Driesen, ``Spatial and temporal analysis of wind effects on PV  module temperature and performance'', accepted for Sustainable Energy Technologies and Assessments J., Elsevier, 2015.
  • De Coninck, R., Magnusson, F., Åkesson, J., Helsen, L. (2015). Toolbox for development and validation of grey-box building models for forecasting and control. Journal of Building Performance Simulation, 8, 1-16.
  • De Coninck R., Helsen, L. Practical implementation and evaluation of model predictive control for an office building in Brussels”, Energy and Buildings, 2015, Revision, September 2015.
  • De Coninck, R., Helsen, L. Quantification of Flexibility in Buildings by Cost Curves - Methodology and Application”, Applied Energy, 2015, Revision September 2015.
  • Schmidt, T., Kalisch, J., Lorenz, E., and Heinemann, D.: Evaluating the spatio-temporal performance of sky imager based solar irradiance analysis and forecasts, Atmos. Chem. Phys. Discuss., 15, 26997-27039, doi:10.5194/acpd-15-26997-2015, 2015.
  • F. Andren, R. Bründlinger, T. Strasser: "IEC 61850/61499 Control of Distributed Energy Resources: Concept, Guidelines, and Implementation"; IEEE Transactions on Energy Conversion, Volume 29 (2014), Issue 4; S. 1008 - 1017.
  • R. De Coninck, R. Baetens, D. Saelens, A. Woyte, L. Helsen, “Rule-based demand side management of domestic hot water production with heat pumps in zero energy neighbourhoods”, Journal of Building Performance Simulation, pp. 1–25, 2013.

 

Conference Papers

  • C. Zanabria, F. Andren, F. Leimgruber, R. Bründlinger, T. Strasser:"A Low Cost Open Source-based IEC 61850/61499 Automation Platform for Distributed Energy Resources"; Vortrag: IEEE PowerTech Eindhoven 2015, Eindhoven, The Netherlands; 29.06.2015 - 02.07.2015; in: "PowerTech (POWERTECH), 2015 IEEE Eindhoven", IEEE, (2015).
  • N.Ruas, H.Goverde, J.Govaerts, F.Catthoor, J.Poortmans, "Demonstration and Evaluation of a Low-Cost Solar Simulator for Spatially and Temporally Dynamic Irradiance Conditions", Proc. 30th European Photovoltaic Solar Energy Conf. (EU PVSEC), Hamburg,Germany, paper 5AV.6.1, Sep. 2015.
  • H.Goverde, D.Anagnostos, G.Van den Broeck, K.Baert, F.Catthoor, J.Driesen, J.Poortmans, B.Herteleer, ``Model Requirements for Accurate Short Term Energy Yield Predictions during Fast-Varying Weather Conditions'', Proc. 30th European Photovoltaic Solar Energy Conf. (EU PVSEC), Hamburg, Germany, paper 5AO.7.3, pp., Sep. 2015.
  • Anagnostos, D. G., Schmidt, T., Goverde, H., Kalisch, J., Catthoor, F., Soudris, D., 2015: "PV Energy Yield Nowcasting Combining Sky Imaging with Simulation Models", 30th European Photovoltaic Solar Energy Conference (EU PVSEC), Hamburg, Germany, paper 5AO.7.2, pp., 14.-18. September 2015.
  • M. Richter, K. De Brabandere, A. Woyte, J. Kalisch, T. Schmidt, and E. Lorenz, “Uncertainties in PV Modelling and Monitoring,” 30th European Photovoltaic Solar Energy Conference and Exhibition (EU PVSEC), Hamburg, Germany, 5BO.12.5, pp., 14-18 September 2015.
  • G. Corbellini, S. Dittmann, "A Clustering Approach for PV Module Sampling", 30th European Photovoltaic Solar Energy Conference and Exhibition (EU PVSEC), Hamburg, Germany, 14-18 September 2015.
  • Vande Cavey, M., Bonvini, M., Helsen, L. (2015). Comparison and Application of Different State Estimation Techniques for Control in Buildings. 14th International Conference of the International Building Performance Simulation Association, India, December 2015, Accepted.
  • Schmidt, T., Kalisch, J. Lorenz, E., Heinemann, D., 2015: "Forecasting direct and diffuse irradiance with the use of hemispheric sky images", EMS Annual Meeting, Sofia, 07.-11. September 2015.
  • Schmidt, T., Kalisch, J. Lorenz, E., Heinemann, D., 2015: "Retrieval of direct and diffuse irradiance with the use of hemispheric sky images", International Conference Energy & Meteorology ICEM, Boulder, 22.-26. June 2015.
  • Schmidt, T., Kalisch, J. Lorenz, E., 2015: "Retrieving direct and diffuse radiation with the use of sky imager pictures", European Geosciences Union General Assembly EGU, Vienna, 12.-17. April 2015.
  • D.Anagnostos, H.Goverde, B.Herteleer, F.Catthoor, D.Soudris, J.Driesen and J.Poortmans, ``Demonstration and validation of an energy yield prediction model suitable for non-steady state non-uniform conditions'', 6th World Conference on Photovoltaic Energy Conversion (WCPEC),  Kyoto, Japan, Nov. 2014.
  • D. Anagnostos, H. Goverde, F. Catthoor, D. Soudris "Presentation of a Verilog-AMS Model for Detailed Transient Electro-Thermal Simulations of PV Modules and Systems", 29th European Photovoltaic Solar Energy Conference and Exhibition, Amsterdam, Netherlands 2014.
  • Baggi, Shalako and Rivola, Davide and Medici, Vasco and Corbellini, Gianluca and Strepparava, Davide and Rudel, Roman "Modeling and Simulation of a Residential Neighborhood with Photovoltaic Systems Coupled to Energy Storage Systems", 29th European Photovoltaic Solar Energy Conference and Exhibition (EU PVSEC), 20-25.09.2014, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
  • M. Richter, K. De Brabandere, C. Tjengdrawira, K. Baert, H. Goverde, A. Masolin, G. Mulder, and P. Van Tichelen, “System Cost Optimization of SmartPV Technology Under Non-Uniform Conditions”, 29th European Photovoltaic Solar Energy Conference and Exhibition (EU PVSEC), Amsterdam, Netherlands, pp. 2952 – 2955, 22–26 Sep 2014.
  • K. De Brabandere, F. Assiandi, M. Richter, O. Gammoh, and A. Woyte, “PV Array Characterisation from Operational Data”, 29th European Photovoltaic Solar Energy Conference and Exhibition (EU PVSEC), Amsterdam, Netherlands, pp. 2707 – 2710, 22-26 Sep 2014.
  • T. Schmidt, J. Kalisch, E. Lorenz, "'Small-scale solar irradiance nowcasting with sky imager pictures", 14th EMS Annual Meeting & 10th European Conference on Applied Climatology (ECAC), Prague, 2014.
  • J. Kalisch, T.Schmidt, E. Lorenz, D. Heinemann, B. L. Madhavan, "Small-Scale Cloud Mapping by Means of Sky Images for Predictions of Solar Fluctuations", 29th European Photovoltaic Solar Energy Conference (PVSEC), Amsterdam, Sep 2014.
  • M. Köntges, S. Kurtz, C. Packard, U. Jahn, K. A. Berger, K. Kato, T. Friesen, H. Liu, and M. Van Iseghem, “Review on Failures of Photovoltaic Modules,” IEA PVPS, IEA-PVPS T13-01:2013, Mar. 2014.
  • De Coninck, R., Magnusson, F., Akesson, J., Helsen, L. (2014). Grey-Box Building Models for Model Order Reduction and Control. In Tummescheit, H. (Ed.), Arzen, K. (Ed.), 10th International Modelica Conference. International Modelica Conference. Lund, Sweden, 10-12 March 2014 (pp. 657-666) Modelica Association and Linköping University Electronic Press, doi: 10.3384/ECP1.
  • M. Vande Cavey, R. De Coninck, and L. Helsen, “Setting up a framework for model predictive control with moving horizon state estimation using JModelica,” International Modelica Conference. Lund, Sweden, 10-12 March 2014 (art.nr. 169), doi: 10.3384/ECP140961295.
  • M. Richter, T. Gonzalez, C. Morilla, “Experimental Validation of Solar Resource Assessment Methodologies”, 28th European Photovoltaic Solar Energy Conference and Exhibition (PVSEC), Paris, France, pp. 3909 – 3914, 30 Sep - 04 Oct 2013.
  • H. Goverde, J. Govaerts, K. Baert, F. Catthoor, J. Driesen, J. Poortmans, “Optical-Thermal-Electrical Model for a Single Cell PV Module in Non-Steady-State and Non-Uniform Conditions Build in SPICE‘”, 28th European Photovoltaic Solar Energy Conference (PVSEC), Paris, Oct 2013.
  • R. De Coninck, F. Magnusson, J. Åkesson, L. Helsen, “A tool chain for model predictive control of buildings based on grey-box models”, Intelligent Building Operations Workshop, Boulder, CO, 20–22 June, 2013.
  • R. De Coninck, L. Helsen, “Bottom-up quantification of the flexibility potential of buildings”, in Building Simulation, 13th International Conference of the International Building Performance Simulation Association, Aix-les-Bains, France:IBPSA, 2013.

Project Dissemination Activities

 

  • Performance Plus closing event, Tuesday 6th October 2015, Brussels, Belgium (presentations available here).
  • Vande Cavey, M., Helsen, L. (2015). Comparing state estimation techniques for model predictive control (MPC) in Buildings. Presented at Workshop on Optimal Control of Thermal Systems in Buildings using Modelica. University of Freiburg, 23 - 24 March 2015.
  • Vande Cavey, M., Helsen, L. (2015). Calibration and validation of a building emulator model for testing controllers. Presented at Workshop on Optimal Control of Thermal Systems in Buildings using Modelica. University of Freiburg, 23 - 24 March 2015.
  • De Coninck, R., Helsen, L. (2015). Automated identification of grey-box controller models for monitored buildings with JModelica.org. Presented at Workshop on Optimal Control of Thermal Systems in Buildings using Modelica. University of Freiburg, 23 - 24 March 2015.
  • De Coninck, R., Helsen, L. (2015). Practical implementation and evaluation of Model Predictive Control (MPC) for an occupied office building in Brussels. Presented at Workshop on Optimal Control of Thermal Systems in Buildings using Modelica. University of Freiburg, 23 - 24 March 2015.
  • 1st Project Workshop, Wednesday 19th November 2014, Brussels, Belgium (presentations available here).
  • Identification of grey box models on twin houses, IEA-EBC Annex 58 'Reliable Building Energy Performance Characterisation Based on Full Scale Dynamic Measurements', plenary session, Berkeley 17-19 September 2014.
  • Demonstration of the use of FMU's in ipython notebook, IEA-EBC-Annex 60 Meeting ‘New Generation Computational Tools for Building & Community Energy Systems‘, plenary session, Berkeley, US, September 15-17, 2014.
  • PV System Health Characterization and Loss Analysis using Operation Data. EPRI-Sandia PV Systems Symposium – PV Reliability and O&M Workshop, EPRI Headquarters, 3420 Hillview Avenue, Palo Alto, CA. USA, May, 2014.
  • The FastBuildings library for low-order building modelling, IEA-EBC-Annex 60 Meeting ‘New Generation Computational Tools for Building & Community Energy Systems', plenary session, Lund, March 8-9, 2014.
  • Performance Plus - Tools for Enhanced Photovoltaic System Performance. Progress in Photovoltaics and Nanotechnology: from FP7 to Horizon 2020 – The EU PV Clusters 2nd Workshop and General Assembly (26th – 28th November 2013), Barcelona, Spain.
  • IDEAS: Integrated District Energy Assessment Simulation, IEA-EBC-Annex 60 Meeting ‘New Generation Computational Tools for Building & Community Energy Systems‘, plenary session, Aix-les- Bains, France August 23-24, 2013.
  • “Model use during operation: MPC (KUL)”- IEA-EBC-Annex 60 Meeting ‘New Generation Computational Tools for Building & Community Energy Systems‘, Activity 2.3 - Model use during operation, Aix-les- Bains, France August 23-24, 2013.
  • “Modelica models in operation: MPC - Optimization of Modelica models with JModelica”, IEA-EBC-Annex 60 Meeting ‘New Generation Computational Tools for Building & Community Energy Systems‘, Activity 2.3 - Model use during operation, Lund, France August 23-24, 2013.
  • De Coninck, R., Magnusson, F., Akesson, J., Helsen, L. (2013). Grey-box building models for model order reduction and control. Presented at the IEA ECBCS Annex 58 Expert Meeting München. IEA ECBCS Annex 58 Expert Meeting München. München, 8-10 April 2013.