Load Matching and Grid Interaction of Net Zero Energy Buildings

Karsten Voss, Igor Sartori, Assunta Napolitano, Sonja Geier, Helder Gonzalves, Monika Hall, Per Heiselberg, Joakim Widén, José A. Candanedo, Eike Musall, Björn Karlsson, Paul Torcellini

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Abstract

“Net Zero Energy Building” has become a prominent wording to describe the synergy of energy efficient building and renewable energy utilization to reach a balanced energy budget over a yearly cycle. Taking into account the energy exchange with a grid infrastructure overcomes the limitations of seasonal energy storage on-site. Even though the wording “Net Zero Energy Building” focuses on the annual energy balance, large differences may occur between solution sets in the amount of grid interaction needed to reach the goal. The paper reports on the analysis of example buildings concerning the load matching and grid interaction. Indices to describe both issues are proposed and foreseen as part of a harmonized definition framework. The work is part of subtask A of the IEA SHCP Task40/ECBCS Annex 52: “Towards Net Zero Energy Solar Buildings”.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of EuroSun 2010 : International Conference on Solar Heating, Cooling and Buildings : 28 September - 1 October 2010, Graz, Austria
Number of pages8
PublisherTAPIR Akademisk Forlag
Publication date2010
ISBN (Electronic)9783901425134
Publication statusPublished - 2010
EventInternational Conference on Solar Heating, Cooling and Buildings (EuroSun 2010) - Graz, Austria
Duration: 28 Sep 20101 Oct 2010

Conference

ConferenceInternational Conference on Solar Heating, Cooling and Buildings (EuroSun 2010)
CountryAustria
CityGraz
Period28/09/201001/10/2010

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