terça-feira, 14 de fevereiro de 2012
Energy Organisms - Integrated wind solar housing system
This was the result of an elective that I participated where the students were asked to develop the energy management of some site in Germany, spanning from conurbation to rural areas. On the basis of three regional energy sources: energy gained from renewable energy sources, heat (district and waste heat) and emissions (e.g.NOX and CO2) - we tried to implement smart grids at medium level. With the help of scenarios, diverse business models of so-called prosumers was explored and brought into relation with public initiators as well as private entrepreneurs. Consequently, topics like production, load management, storage, transportation, and consumption of energy are in a direct spatial relation to each other.
"How to implement a self-regulating energy system?
If Germany wants to draw its energy in the future exclusively from renewable energy sources, one of the biggest obstacles will be the constant supply of energy. Solutions are therefore in demand allowing for capacity shifts of unsteady energy production and consumption. In doing so, the economic benchmark should be set through comparison between the total expenditure and energy of a network.
The existing fossil-based energy systems rely on the logic of centrality. Intelligent-based networks will increasingly decentralize by drawing their energy demand from respective regional energy sources and therefore will reduce the system costs generated by wide-ranging energy supply infrastructures. Trough the application of diverse transregional and regional structures as wel as multi-sector integrated energy systems, producers and consumers for a balanced and self-regulating energy organism."
This is the concept for an integrated wind solar housing system