Hard- and software implementation and verification of an Islanded House prototype

Albert Molderink, M.G.C. Bosman, Vincent Bakker, Johann L. Hurink, Gerardus Johannes Maria Smit

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Abstract: Rising energy prices and the greenhouse effect gave a boost to the innovation of energy saving technologies. One of these technologies is microCHP, a replacement of a boiler producing heat and electricity. We investigated whether it is possible to use a microCHP to decrease discomfort during a power cut by supplying the most important appliances, creating a so called Islanded House. Simulations showed that the discomfort can be decreased when also a battery is added. A prototype is used to justify the assumptions made for the simulation. Finally, one of the control algorithms used in the simulations is implemented as controller for the prototype. Based on these results we conclude that it is possible to create an Islanded House and to decrease the discomfort signi��?cantly.
Original languageUndefined
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 2009 International Conference on Systems Engineering
EditorsK.J. Brunham, O.C.L. Haas
Place of PublicationUK
PublisherCoventry University
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)978-1-84600-029-4
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2009
Event20th International Conference on Systems Engineering, ICSE 2009 - Coventry, United Kingdom
Duration: 8 Sep 200910 Sep 2009
Conference number: 20

Publication series

PublisherIEEE Computer Society Press


Conference20th International Conference on Systems Engineering, ICSE 2009
Abbreviated titleICSE
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom


  • METIS-264122
  • EWI-16452
  • IR-68389

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