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12th of July 2022

The final workshop of the ACA-MODES project was held at Hochschule Offenburg in Germany on the 1st of July 2022. The presentations of the workshop can be downloaded below.

5th of May 2022

The research article “Simulationsgestützte Systemauslegung für sorbtionsgestützte, solare Kälteanlagen” written by the project partners from Hochschule Karlsruhe and Hochschule Offenburg in cooperation with the industrial partner Fahrenheit GmbH and Akotec Produktionsgesellschaft GmbH is published in the HLH magazine issue of April 2022.

The article is available here:

17th of January 2022

The contribution of the ACA-MODES consortium titled by “An energy-economic analysis of real-world hybrid building energy systems” in the CISBAT 2021 conference published by the Journal of Physics.

7th December 2021

The presentations of the 4th project workshop at Hochschule Karlsruhe on 26th November 2021

“Implementation and Optimization of a MPC for a CCHP system” – Christian Braasch (ACA-MODES, University of Applied Sciences Koblenz, Germany)

Experimental Demonstration of Optimal Scheduling of a CHP System with Economic-MPC” – Parantapa Sawant (ACA-MODES, University of Applied Sciences Offenburg, Germany)

26th August 2021

Publication in BWK Energiefachmagazin

“Energetische und ökonomische Analyse von realen dezentralen hybriden Energiesystemen”

14th June 2021

The OpenAccess publication of the project partners

“Experimental operation of a solar‐driven climate system with thermal energy storages using mixed‐integer nonlinear model predictive control”

10th June 2021

SFT 2021: 29e Société Française de Thermique, June 1-3. 2021

SFT conference presentation by Sonja Kallio

“Multi-objective design optimization of a hybrid renewable energy system”

20th May 2021

ICSREE 2021 conference presentation by Sonja Kallio

“A Review – Renewable energy based micro-cogeneration and hybrid energy systems”

24th February 2021

The presentations of the third project workshop at FHNW Muttenz on 23rd February 2021.

“Welcome!” by Ralph Eismann

“Comparison of the used Simulation Tools and Models for Energy Systems – Part 1” by Parantapa Sawant

“Comparison of the used Simulation Tools and Models for Energy Systems – Part 2” by Manuel Koch & Adrian Bürger

“Energy and Exergy Analysis of Biomass-fueled Stirling Engine Micro-CHP System” by Sonja Kallio

“Modelling and optimization of energy systems of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs)” by Rahul Khatri

19th January 2021

MEDPOWER 2020 proceeding:

“Analysis of a solar micro-cogeneration system” by Sonja Kallio and Monica Siroux from INSA Strasbourg ICUBE Strasbourg University

1st October 2020

An article has been published in the international journal Energies

Energy Analysis and Exergy Optimization of Photovoltaic-Thermal Collector by PhD candidate Sonja Kallio and Prof. Monica Siroux

24th September 2020

The presentations of the second project workshop at Hochshule Koblenz on 24th September 2020.

Welcome note by Prof. Marc Nadler

Energy and socioeconomic analysis on experimental data – methodology and results” by Christian Braasch

Modelling and simulation of hybrid systems – experiences from round robin simulations” by Adrian Bürger

Outlook to ACA-MODES – system simulation and design and control optimization” by Parantapa Sawant

17. August 2020,

Work package 3 report “Energy- and socio-economic analysis of existing field studies”

1. July 2020,

ECOS 2020 conference proceedingEnergy and exergy analysis of a photovoltaic-thermal system under two different climate conditions” by PhD student Sonja Kallio and professor Monica Siroux from INSA Strasbourg ICube Strasbourg University

17. May 2020,

Work package 2 output: State of Art Report

31. January 2020,

Workshop presentations

Hochschule Karlsruhe (Adrian Bürger, Prof. A. Altmann-Dieses)
Advantages of dynamic system simulation for planning and operation of decentralized energy systems

Hochschule Koblenz (Christian Braasch, Prof. Willi Nieratschker)
Tri-generation concepts: A lab-facility for combined heat, power and cooling generation

Fachhochschule Nordwestschweiz, Muttenz (Prof. Dominique-Stephan Kunz)
Advanced Control Algorithms for the management of decentralisedenergy systems

INSA, Strasbourg (Sonja Kallio, Prof. Monica Siroux)
Micro-cogeneration: State-of-art and R&D activities

Mondas GmbH (Christian Neumann)
Digitization of the energy transition: an innovative IoT web-platform for the recording, visualization and analysis of energy data in distributed energy systems

Fraunhofer ISE (Dr. Nicolas Rehault)
Multiplying success: Advanced data analytics for fault detection and optimized operation in district energy concepts

Universität Freiburg (Adrian Bürger, Prof. Moritz Diehl)
An introduction to Model Predictive Control (MPC) for energy systems operation

Hochschule Offenburg (Parantapa Sawant, Prof. Jens Pfafferott)
Experiments on Grid-Supporting (economic) Model Predictive Control of a Trigeneration System

Wärmeversorgung Offenburg GmbH & Co. KG (Stefan Böhler)
Wärme für die Offenburger – Fernwärmestrategie zum Erreichen der Klimaschutzziele