Microgrid for a Cluster of Grid Independent Buildings Powered by Solar and Wind EnergyShow full item record
|Title||Microgrid for a Cluster of Grid Independent Buildings Powered by Solar and Wind Energy|
|Author||Aguilar, Raquel Sandoval; Michaelides, Efstathios E.|
|Abstract||Featured Application Renewable energy microgrid for a cluster of buildings that avoids the duck curve effects. The reduction of CO2 emissions and the avoidance of Global Climate Change necessitate the conversion of the electricity generation industry to rely on non-carbon sources. Additionally, the mitigation of the duck-curve effects in microgrids requires the development of grid-independent buildings. Computations were performed for a cluster of one thousand grid-independent buildings in the North Texas area, where air-conditioning demand is high in the summer months. The electricity demand is balanced with energy supply generated from wind turbines, photovoltaic cells, or stored energy in hydrogen tanks. The results indicate that with one wind turbine operating, each building must be fitted with 10.2 kW rating photovoltaics capacity and a tank with 5.2 m(3) of hydrogen storage capacity to satisfy the hourly demand of the buildings' community. The addition of more wind turbines significantly reduces the needed PV rating but increases the required storage. Investing in energy conservation measures in the buildings significantly reduces both the needed storage capacity and the PV cell ratings.|
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