Electrical energy balance contest in Solar Decathlon Europe 2012

Matallanas de Avila, Eduardo and Solorzano del Moral, Jorge and Castillo Cagigal, Manuel and Navarro Oiza, Iñaki and Caamaño Martín, Estefanía and Egido, Miguel Angel and Gutierrez Martín, Álvaro (2014). Electrical energy balance contest in Solar Decathlon Europe 2012. "Energy and Buildings", v. 83 ; pp. 36-43. ISSN 0378-7788. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.enbuild.2014.03.076.


Title: Electrical energy balance contest in Solar Decathlon Europe 2012
  • Matallanas de Avila, Eduardo
  • Solorzano del Moral, Jorge
  • Castillo Cagigal, Manuel
  • Navarro Oiza, Iñaki
  • Caamaño Martín, Estefanía
  • Egido, Miguel Angel
  • Gutierrez Martín, Álvaro
Item Type: Article
Título de Revista/Publicación: Energy and Buildings
Date: November 2014
ISSN: 0378-7788
Volume: 83
Freetext Keywords: Solar Decathlon Europe; PV energy; Self-consumption; Net energy balance; Bioclimatic buildings; Architecture
Faculty: E.T.S.I. Telecomunicación (UPM)
Department: Electrónica Física
Creative Commons Licenses: Recognition - No derivative works - Non commercial

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Solar Decathlon Europe (SDE) is an international multidisciplinary competition in which 20 universityteams build and operate energy-efficient solar-powered houses. The aim of SDE is not only scientificbut also educational and divulgative, making visitors to understand the problems presented by realengineering applications and architecture. From a research perspective, the energy data gathered dur-ing the competition constitutes a very promising information for the analysis and understanding of thephotovoltaic systems, grid structures, energy balances and energy efficiency of the set of houses. Thisarticle focuses on the electrical energy components of SDE competition, the energy performance of thehouses and the strategies and behaviors followed by the teams. The rules evaluate the houses? electricalenergy self-sufficiency by looking at the electricity autonomy in terms of aggregated electrical energybalance; the temporary generation-consumption profile pattern correlation; and the use of electricityper measurable area. Although the houses are evaluated under the same climatological and consump-tion conditions, production results are very different due to the specific engineering solutions (differentelectrical topologies, presence or absence of batteries, diverse photovoltaic module solutions, etc.)

Funding Projects

Government of SpainFPU-2010UnspecifiedUnspecifiedUnspecified
Government of SpainFPU-2011UnspecifiedUnspecifiedUnspecified
Government of SpainIPT-2011-1468-920000UnspecifiedUnspecifiedUnspecified
Government of SpainIPT-2012-1072-120000UnspecifiedUnspecifiedUnspecified

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Item ID: 32277
DC Identifier: http://oa.upm.es/32277/
OAI Identifier: oai:oa.upm.es:32277
DOI: 10.1016/j.enbuild.2014.03.076
Official URL: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0378778814003454
Deposited by: Memoria Investigacion
Deposited on: 15 Oct 2014 18:51
Last Modified: 29 Apr 2019 10:48
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