Simulating Thermal Storage for Resilience in EnergyPlus

asked 2024-03-08 16:28:35 -0500

updated 2024-03-09 08:45:27 -0500

Hi Everyone,

I'm exploring thermal storage solutions within EnergyPlus to enhance resilience against extreme weather events, particularly focusing on maintaining comfort during grid outages. Inspired by practical implementations similar to what's detailed here: my goal is to simulate a system that leverages thermal mass for both heating and cooling purposes.

Could anyone share guidance or resources on setting up such a thermal storage system in EnergyPlus? I'm particularly interested in modeling strategies that accurately reflect the system's behavior during and after grid outages, ensuring continuous thermal comfort. Tips on managing the system's charging/discharging phases and integrating it with the building's HVAC for emergency scenarios would be especially helpful.

Thanks for any insights or experiences you can share!

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