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dc.contributor.authorLeonard, Matt
dc.date.accessioned2018-11-06T15:21:58Z
dc.date.available2018-11-06T15:21:58Z
dc.date.issued2018-05-19
dc.identifier.urihttps://repository.tcu.edu/handle/116099117/22427
dc.description.abstractThe proliferation of grid-dependent, zero-energy buildings in a region will alter the diurnal electric power demand to a U-shaped demand curve that limits the role of base-load power plants and the flexibility of the electric grid to meet the power demand. Zero-energy buildings that are also grid-independent (GIB-ZEBs) ensure that carbon emissions are curtailed and that the electricity grid will retain its flexibility to make appropriate use of large, base-load power production units. Such buildings incorporate a reliable system for energy storage that supplies the needed energy when the renewable energy source does not. This paper offers a detailed analysis of the power needs, the seasonal energy usage, and the seasonal energy storage requirements of two GIB-ZEBs. The first is located in the South-West part of the USA, where the air-conditioning demand is very high and the second in the North, where the heating demand is very high and the irradiance/insolation is less. Hydrogen storage and battery storage systems were considered for the energy storage requirements of the buildings. Calculations for the two buildings include: the hourly electric power and total energy demand of the building throughout the year; the hourly energy production by a system of photovoltaics; the hourly energy storage needed throughout the year; the photovoltaics area requirements; the overall capacity and seasonal use of the energy storage system needed; and the effects of the various components and systems performance on the power production and storage parameters.
dc.titleEnergy Storage Requirements of a Transition to Renewable Energyen_US
etd.degree.departmentEngineering


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