THERMAL SCIENCE

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EVALUATION OF INTEGRATION OF SOLAR ENERGY INTO THE DISTRICT HEATING SYSTEM OF THE CITY OF VELIKA GORICA

ABSTRACT
In the current situation the district heating system supplies the 32% of the total thermal consumption in the City of Velika Gorica. The main issue in the district heating system is the utilization of 14 small and distributed heat plants, each providing heat to a separate and individually disconnected heating grid. Reduction of costs and CO2 emissions can be reached with a high penetration of renewable sources. The aim of this paper is to evaluate and design the integration of a Central Solar Heating Plant with Seasonal Storage into the district heating system of the City. An economic assessment was made with a pessimistic and an optimistic prediction of the solar heat cost for ground mounted collectors and roof mounted collectors. The seasonal storage was chosen to be pit thermal energy storage; the system was modeled as a low-temperature district heating system with the real thermal demands of a district heating plant.
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PAPER SUBMITTED: 2015-11-06
PAPER REVISED: 2016-04-04
PAPER ACCEPTED: 2016-04-05
PUBLISHED ONLINE: 2016-05-08
DOI REFERENCE: 10.2298/TSCI151106106A
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THERMAL SCIENCE YEAR 2016, VOLUME 20, ISSUE 4, PAGES [1049 - 1060]
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