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Development of a simulation-based decision support tool for renewable energy integration and demand-supply matching

Born, F. and Clarke, J.A. and Johnstone, C. (2004) Development of a simulation-based decision support tool for renewable energy integration and demand-supply matching. In: Proceedings of ESim 04 Conference, Vancouver. IBPSA. ISBN 2-551-17239-X

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    Abstract

    This paper describes a simulation-based decision support tool, MERIT, which has been developed to assist in the assessment of renewable energy systems by focusing on the degree of match achievable between energy demand and supply. Models are described for the prediction of the performance of PV, wind and battery technologies. These models are based on manufacturers' specifications, location-related parameters and hourly weather data. The means of appraising the quality of match is outlined and examples are given of the application of the tool at the individual building and community levels.

    Item type: Book Section
    ID code: 5944
    Keywords: building design, simulation, building simulation, design engineering, renewable energy, energy supply, Mechanical engineering and machinery, Building construction
    Subjects: Technology > Mechanical engineering and machinery
    Technology > Building construction
    Department: Faculty of Engineering > Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
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    Depositing user: Strathprints Administrator
    Date Deposited: 31 Jul 2008
    Last modified: 15 Mar 2012 10:56
    URI: http://strathprints.strath.ac.uk/id/eprint/5944

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