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A multi-criterion renewable energy system design optimization for net zero energy buildings under uncertainties
City University of Hong Kong.
2016 (English)In: Energy, ISSN 0360-5442, E-ISSN 1873-6785, Vol. 94, p. 654-665Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Net zero energy buildings (NZEBs) are promising to mitigate the increasing energy and environmental problems. For NZEBs, annual energy balance between renewable energy generation and building energy consumption is an essential and fundamental requirement. Conventional RES (renewable energy system) design methods for NZEBs have not systematically considered uncertainties associated with building energy generation and consumption. As a result, either the annual energy balance cannot be achieved or the initial investment of RES is unnecessarily large. Meanwhile, the uncertainties also have significant impacts on NZEB power mismatch which can cause severe grid stress. In order to overcome the above challenges, this study proposes a multi-criterion RES design optimization method for NZEBs under uncertainties. Under the uncertainties, Monte Carlo simulations have been employed to estimate the annual energy balance and the grid stress caused by power mismatch. Three criteria, namely the annual energy balance reliability, the grid stress and the initial investment, are used to evaluate the overall RES design performance based on user-defined weighted factors. A case study has demonstrated the effectiveness of the proposed method in optimizing the size of RES under uncertainties.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2016. Vol. 94, p. 654-665
Keywords [en]
Net zero energy building, Renewable system design, Uncertainties, Annual energy balance, Grid stress, Initial investment
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Building Technologies
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URN: urn:nbn:se:du-30830DOI: 10.1016/j.energy.2015.11.044OAI: oai:DiVA.org:du-30830DiVA, id: diva2:1355760
Available from: 2019-09-30 Created: 2019-09-30 Last updated: 2019-10-01Bibliographically approved

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