Solar Thermal Energy Storage for Residential Sector

  • Afshin Najafi-Ghalelou
  • Sayyad NojavanEmail author
  • Majid Majidi
  • Farkhondeh Jabari
  • Kazem Zare


With the development of home area network, a residential hub energy systems have the opportunity to schedule their distributed energy sources, storage system, and appliances to minimize total operation cost. In this chapter, optimal scheduling of a residential hub energy system consumption in the presence of solar thermal energy storage is presented. It has been considered that the residential hub energy system includes equipment such as combined heat and power system (CHP), boiler, battery storage system, solar thermal storage, and smart appliances. To assess the effect of solar thermal storage on proposed problem, two case studies are utilized, with and without considering effects of solar thermal storage on the operation cost of residential energy hub system. It can be found that the operation cost of residential hub energy system with considering effect of solar thermal storage is decreased 16.88%. Solar thermal storage directly converts solar irradiation to heat directly or stored heat at thermal storage to be used at other periods. The proposed model is formulated as a mixed integer linear programming (MILP) and carried out on the General Algebraic Modeling System (GAMS) optimization software.


Combined heat and power system Battery storage system Solar thermal storage 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Afshin Najafi-Ghalelou
    • 1
  • Sayyad Nojavan
    • 1
    Email author
  • Majid Majidi
    • 1
  • Farkhondeh Jabari
    • 2
  • Kazem Zare
    • 1
  1. 1.Faculty of Electrical and Computer EngineeringUniversity of TabrizTabrizIran
  2. 2.Department of Electrical and Computer EngineeringUniversity of TabrizTabrizIran

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