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Towards DC Energy Efficient Homes

Escola de Enxeñería Industrial, Universidade de Vigo, 36310 Vigo, Spain
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Academic Editors: Amjad Anvari-Moghaddam and Edris Pouresmaeil
Appl. Sci. 2021, 11(13), 6005;
Received: 22 April 2021 / Revised: 16 June 2021 / Accepted: 24 June 2021 / Published: 28 June 2021
(This article belongs to the Section Energy Science and Technology)
The aim of this paper is to shed light on the question regarding whether the integration of an electric battery as a part of a domestic installation may increase its energy efficiency in comparison with a conventional case. When a battery is included in such an installation, two types of electrical conversion must be considered, i.e., AC/DC and DC/AC, and hence the corresponding losses due to these converters must not be forgotten when performing the analysis. The efficiency of the whole system can be increased if one of the mentioned converters is avoided or simply when its dimensioning is reduced. Possible ways to achieve this goal can be: to use electric vehicles as DC suppliers, the use of as many DC home devices as possible, and LED lighting or charging devices based on renewables. With all this in mind, several scenarios are proposed here in order to have a look at all possibilities concerning AC and DC powering. With the aim of checking these scenarios using real data, a case study is analyzed by operating with electricity consumption mean values. View Full-Text
Keywords: home devices; battery; electric vehicle; DC home; DC powered; LED lighting home devices; battery; electric vehicle; DC home; DC powered; LED lighting
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Villanueva, D.; Cordeiro-Costas, M.; Feijóo-Lorenzo, A.E.; Fernández-Otero, A.; Miguez-García, E. Towards DC Energy Efficient Homes. Appl. Sci. 2021, 11, 6005.

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Villanueva D, Cordeiro-Costas M, Feijóo-Lorenzo AE, Fernández-Otero A, Miguez-García E. Towards DC Energy Efficient Homes. Applied Sciences. 2021; 11(13):6005.

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Villanueva, Daniel, Moisés Cordeiro-Costas, Andrés E. Feijóo-Lorenzo, Antonio Fernández-Otero, and Edelmiro Miguez-García. 2021. "Towards DC Energy Efficient Homes" Applied Sciences 11, no. 13: 6005.

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