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Research Publications in journals:
Assessing the potential of PV hybrid systems to cover HVAC loads in a grid-connected residential building through intelligent control.
Year:2017
Research Areas
  • Inquiry management,
  • Photovoltaic generation,
  • Air environment
Information
Abstract
This paper presents theoretical and experimental work that is being carried out in a grid-connected residential building demonstrator available at the Instituto de Energía Solar (IES) of the Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (UPM) in Madrid, Spain. The house is provided with a building-integrated photovoltaic (PV) system coupled to a battery energy storage system (BESS), and a heating, ventilation, and air-conditioning system (HVAC) based on two air-to-air direct expansion reversible heat pumps. Thermal loads, HVAC consumption, and PV generation are simulated using different dynamic models, and they are validated with actual data derived from monitoring the experimental campaign. A model of intelligent control of BESS is proposed, which aims to supply the selected application (HVAC load) with two control strategies: increasing PV self-consumption and grid-peak shaving. This model has been validated with experimental data (error < 10%). Furthermore, the study includes ageing and degradation effects on the batteries to make allowance for realistic lifetime assessment. The results of the case study show that in a building without a BESS, the self-consumption rate is about 30%; however, with the implementation of the proposed control, it could achieve approximately 50%, depending on the BESS capacity and the PV generator nominal power. Likewise, by using a combination of both strategies, it is possible to reduce both contracted power and energy consumption (77% and 49% respectively for case study).
International
Si
JCR
Si
Title
Applied Energy
ISBN
0306-2619
Impact factor JCR
5,746
Impact info
Datos JCR del año 2015
Volume
10.1016/j.apenergy.2017.08.188
Journal number
206
From page
249
To page
266
Month
SIN MES
Ranking
Participants
  • Autor: Juan Carlos Solano Jiménez (UPM)
  • Autor: Lorenzo Olivieri (UPM)
  • Autor: Maria Estefania Caamaño Martin (UPM)
Research Group, Departaments and Institutes related
  • Creador: Grupo de Investigación: Generación Distribuida Renovable y Control Inteligente
  • Centro o Instituto I+D+i: Instituto de Energía Solar
  • Departamento: Electrónica Física, Ingeniería Eléctrica y Física Aplicada
  • Departamento: Construcción y Tecnología Arquitectónicas
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