Development of Hybrid Photovoltaic-based Nanogrids for the Energy Rehabilitation of Public Buildings: The BERLIN Project

Alexandros Arsalis, George E. Georghiou, Alexandre Delode, Angelos Nousdilis, Aggelos Bouhouras, Georgios Christoforidis, Erez Gal, Vladislav Grigorovitch, Gianni Celli, Susanna Mocci, Avi Naim, Elad Topel

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Abstract

Green electrification and carbon neutrality are of critical importance for the future of the Mediterranean area (MED) because it is expected to suffer more than other areas from climate change. The path to decarbonization requires the electrification and digitalization of the power infrastructure with the deployment of innovative energy systems. Future energy solutions must be based on Renewable Energy Sources (RES) to replace the existing fossil fuel-based power generators. To increase the RES share and accelerate this transformation to a more sustainable energy future, it is required to develop decentralized systems with a high level of operational flexibility. Solar energy is abundant in the MED area, but due to its intermittent nature, solar Photovoltaics (PVs) cannot satisfy electrical energy demand as standalone systems. A possible way to increase self-sufficiency and RES share is to couple PV modules with Energy Storage Systems (ESS) and Demand Side Management (DSM). The BERLIN project has been created with the aim of materializing these targets, and to create a new paradigm under the concept of hybrid nanogrid PV-ESS-DSM systems. The current paper describes the components, configurations, and operating principles of the hybrid PV-ESS-DSM nanogrid demonstration systems that are currently under development.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationISC2 2022 - 8th IEEE International Smart Cities Conference
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
ISBN (Electronic)9781665485616
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2022
Event8th IEEE International Smart Cities Conference, ISC2 2022 - Pafos, Cyprus
Duration: 26 Sep 202229 Sep 2022

Publication series

NameISC2 2022 - 8th IEEE International Smart Cities Conference

Conference

Conference8th IEEE International Smart Cities Conference, ISC2 2022
Country/TerritoryCyprus
CityPafos
Period26/09/2229/09/22

Keywords

  • demand side management
  • energy storage
  • microgrid
  • nanogrid
  • photovoltaics
  • renewable energy sources

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Instrumentation
  • Transportation
  • Urban Studies
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology

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