Performance of Hybrid Renewable Energy Power System for A Residential Building
Using fossil fuels as the primary way to generate electricity causes a significant effect on the environment. In 2019 more than 64% of the electricity in the United States of America was generated using fossil fuels resources, while renewable energy (RE) resources contributed to only 17% of the U.S. electricity generation for the same year. Due to the complex terrain distribution of many states in the U.S., a massive opportunity of utilizing RE resources in rural and remote areas can reduce the cost of electrical grid installation for such areas. In this study, a typical residential building with average energy utilization of 30.25 kWh/day with a demand peak of 5.34 kW was considered a case study in each state to optimize a hybrid RE system and find the best alternative electrical grid system. This study presents the best configuration between Solar and Wind energy with different types of energy storage. It was discovered that the photovoltaic (PV) solar panels-diesel generator with battery best services in all states. The daily radiation and diesel prices substantially affect the LevelizedCost of Energy (COE) values in each state.
• Application Engineer since April 2021 in Therma-Stor, which offers QUEST industrial dehumidifiers
• Four years of work experience as Research Assistant (Team Leader Energy Engineer) in the Industrial Assessment Center of UW-Milwaukee (Participated in 50 assessments)
• Five years of work experience, three years as a Technical Support Engineer in the HVAC industry, and two years as a Sales Engineer in the HVAC industry
• I am a Certified Energy Manager, (CEM®), a Renewable Energy Professional, (REPTM), and a Certified Measurement and Verification Professional (CMVP®) by the Association of Energy Engineers (AEE), attained 2020