Re-engineering and monitoring of solar thermal and PV systems for academic purposes at Escola del Treball (Barcelona)

CLIENT: INSTITUT ESCOLA DEL TREBALL
LOCATION: BARCELONA
DATE: JUNE-SEPTEMBER 2018

The building has solar thermal collectors of different types such as flat plate and evacuated tube for academic purposes. By that time, the solar thermal system was not working. Arkenova simplified the hydraulic scheme with the aim of making it more functional and damaged components were replaced. The equipment was tested to verify it was functioning according to its design objectives and a complete monitoring system with the SmartDataSystem platform was implemented.

The building also has two small PV systems, one of them isolated and the other one grid-connected. The isolated PV system was subject to several constraints. Therefore, the charge controller was replaced as well as the battery. The solar panels were reconnected so the output voltage was compatible with the new charge controller parameters.