Communication Network Architectures for Smart-House with Renewable Energy Resources
AbstractWith the microgrid revolution, each house will have the ability to meet its own energy needs locally from renewable energy sources such as solar or wind. However, real-time data gathering, energy management and control of renewable energy systems will depend mainly on the performance of the communications infrastructure. This paper describes the design of a communication network architecture using both wired and wireless technologies for monitoring and controlling distributed energy systems involving small-scale wind turbines and photovoltaic systems. The proposed communication architecture consists of three layers: device layer, network layer, and application layer. Two scenarios are considered: a smart-house and a smart-building. Various types of sensor nodes and measurement devices are defined to monitor the condition of the renewable energy systems based on the international electrotechnical commission standard. The OPNET Modeler is used for performance evaluation in terms of end-to-end (ETE) delay. The network performance is compared in view of ETE delay, reliability and implementation cost for three different technologies: Ethernet-based, WiFi-based, and ZigBee-based. View Full-Text
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Ahmed, M.A.; Kang, Y.C.; Kim, Y.-C. Communication Network Architectures for Smart-House with Renewable Energy Resources. Energies 2015, 8, 8716-8735.
Ahmed MA, Kang YC, Kim Y-C. Communication Network Architectures for Smart-House with Renewable Energy Resources. Energies. 2015; 8(8):8716-8735.Chicago/Turabian Style
Ahmed, Mohamed A.; Kang, Yong C.; Kim, Young-Chon. 2015. "Communication Network Architectures for Smart-House with Renewable Energy Resources." Energies 8, no. 8: 8716-8735.