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MODEL PREDICTIVE CONTROL FOR HEAT TRANSFER TO FLUIDS

United States Patent Application

20150253051
A1
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Predictive Control of Hot Water Heaters
Model predictive control methods are disclosed which provide, among other things, efficient strategies for controlling heat-transfer to a fluid.
JIN, Xin (Lakewood, CO), MAGUIRE, Jeff (Boulder, CO), CHRISTENSEN, Dane (Lakewood, CO)
14/ 642,581
March 9, 2015
CONTRACTUAL ORIGIN [0001] The United States Government has rights in this invention under Contract No. DE-AC36-08GO28308 between the United States Department of Energy and the Alliance for Sustainable Energy, LLC, the Manager and Operator of the National Renewable Energy Laboratory.