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Combined Operation of Electrical Loads, Air Conditioning and Photovoltaic-Battery Systems in Smart Houses

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Dept. Industrial Engineering, University of Salerno, Fisciano (SA) 84084, Italy
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Dept. Management & Innovation Systems, University of Salerno, Fisciano (SA) 84084, Italy
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Appl. Sci. 2017, 7(5), 525; https://doi.org/10.3390/app7050525
Received: 11 April 2017 / Revised: 9 May 2017 / Accepted: 11 May 2017 / Published: 18 May 2017
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Smart Home and Energy Management Systems)
In this paper, a novel Energy Management System (EMS) is proposed for a hybrid energy system with photovoltaic (PV) and energy storage system for a smart house. The EMS is designed to control the shiftable loads, the air conditioning and the electric storage system. The aim is to reduce the electrical energy consumption cost without compromising the end-user comfort. Monte Carlo Simulation (MCS) is used to estimate the optimal size of the hybrid system considering energy saving and investment costs. Simulations results confirm the effectiveness of the proposed EMS in decreasing the electrical energy consumption and costs. The proposed method for the sizing of the hybrid system is also able to select the best size of the PV-battery system in smart houses. View Full-Text
Keywords: energy management system; hybrid energy system; energy storage system; renewable energy sources; smart houses energy management system; hybrid energy system; energy storage system; renewable energy sources; smart houses
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Romano, R.; Siano, P.; Acone, M.; Loia, V. Combined Operation of Electrical Loads, Air Conditioning and Photovoltaic-Battery Systems in Smart Houses. Appl. Sci. 2017, 7, 525.

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Romano R, Siano P, Acone M, Loia V. Combined Operation of Electrical Loads, Air Conditioning and Photovoltaic-Battery Systems in Smart Houses. Applied Sciences. 2017; 7(5):525.

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Romano, Roberto; Siano, Pierluigi; Acone, Mariano; Loia, Vincenzo. 2017. "Combined Operation of Electrical Loads, Air Conditioning and Photovoltaic-Battery Systems in Smart Houses" Appl. Sci. 7, no. 5: 525.

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