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BCL measures for a solar thermal system

asked 2015-07-13 13:25:57 -0500

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updated 2015-07-13 19:39:23 -0500

Hi,

I am currently constructing the domestic hot water heating system loop for a residential building design in OpenStudio. The system loop incorporates a solar thermal system. However, I do not currently see any BCL measures for a solar thermal system. Are there any existing measures or measures currently being developed?

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answered 2015-07-13 20:30:14 -0500

Solar thermal objects are being added to the SDK this month - I'm guessing version 1.8.2 or 1.8.3, and will be available in the 1.9.0 major release in September. Once the object is added, it will be very easy to create an OpenStudio measure if dragging-and-dropping in the GUI doesn't meet your need.

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We will be adding the SolarCollector:FlatPlate:Water and SolarCollector:IntegralCollectorStorage objects to the OpenStudio model before the 1.9.0 release. A design document is available here.

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