Modelling cooling concepts for Oman with oemof

From 2nd to 6th September 2018, the Beuth Hochschule für Technik Berlin supported a training course on sustainable energy concepts at the Sultan Qaboos University (SQU) in Muscat, Oman. The course, jointly led by experts from the German Research Centre for Geosciences (GFZ), the Research Council of Oman (TRC) and the Centre for Community Service & Continuing Education at SQU, applied oemof to model cooling concepts in Oman.

Half a day was dedicated to energy system design and optimisation, during which Prof. Silke Köhler not only gave an introduction to the general approach of system optimisation, but also invited the participants to do a hands-on design exercise: The goal was a design for cooling facilities for a new built technology centre in Muscat, choosing from a variety of technical options.

A pre-fabricated oemof model allowed to test and evaluate the designs on-site, leading to useful insights – all concepts fullfilled the cooling demand, but performed differently regard cost, CO2 emissions and solar fraction of primary energy input.

For more information on the training course see: https://www.gfz-potsdam.de/en/media-and-communication/news/details/article/report-training-course-on-sustainable-energy-concepts/

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.