Islanded house operation using a micro CHP

Albert Molderink, Vincent Bakker, Johann L. Hurink, Gerardus Johannes Maria Smit

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The µCHP is expected as the successor of the conventional high-efficiency boiler producing next to heat also electricity with a comparable overall efficiency. A µCHP appliance saves money and reduces greenhouse gas emission. An additional functionality of the µCHP is using the appliance as a backupgenerator in case of a power outage. The µCHPcould supply the essential loads, the heating and reduce the discomfort up to a certain level. This requires modi��?cations on the µCHP appliance itself as well as on the domestic electricity infrastructure. Furthermore some extra hardware and a control algorithm for load balancing are necessary. Our load balancing algorithm is supposed to start and stop the µCHP and switch off loads if necessary. The ��?rst simulation results show that most of the electricity usage is under the maximum generation line, but to reduce the discomfort an electricity buffer is required.
Original languageUndefined
Title of host publication18th Annual Workshop on Circuits
Place of PublicationUtrecht
Number of pages7
ISBN (Print)978-90-73461-49-9
Publication statusPublished - 30 Nov 2007
Event18th Annual Workshop on Circuits, Systems and Signal Processing, ProRISC 2007 - Veldhoven, Netherlands
Duration: 29 Nov 200730 Nov 2007
Conference number: 18

Publication series

NameProceedings of the STW programs 2007
PublisherStichting PATO


Conference18th Annual Workshop on Circuits, Systems and Signal Processing, ProRISC 2007


  • EWI-11462
  • IR-64485
  • METIS-245799

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