A polygeneration system is an energy system capable of providing multiple energy outputs for the local demands, by application of high process integration. In this paper, optimal configuration and capacity of a polygeneration system for an indoor swimming pool building is determined using TRNSYS and GenOpt software. Based on the locally available resources, the following polygeneration modules were chosen for the case study analysis: an internal combustion engine cogeneration module, a vapour compression chiller, and adsorption chiller, a ground source heat pump, flat plate solar thermal collectors , photovoltaic collectors and heat storage. The modules are integrated to form a superstructure of the analyzed polygeneration system in TRNSYS modeling environment.The net present value of the polygeneration system construction project is used as goal function of the optimization problem.
Energetics and Thermal Engineering