DC electrical distribution systems in buildings

Huey Pang, L. O. Edward, Bryan Pong

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Abstract

With the gaining of popularity of concept of distribution generation (DG) and sustainable development, DG with renewable energy (RE) sources is one of the possible ways for building energy supply in the future. The current "DC-AC-DC" route from DG to DC loads via inverters may not be rational from the viewpoint of system simplicity and energy efficiency, a review on the current electrical distribution systems should be made. This paper reviews and evaluates possibilities of using DC electrical distribution systems with increasing RE resources and DC loads. There is potential of increasing energy efficiency and power quality. Drawbacks and merits will also be identified.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2006 2nd International Conference on Power Electronics Systems and Applications, ICPESA
Pages115-119
Number of pages5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2006
Event2006 2nd International Conference on Power Electronics Systems and Applications, ICPESA - Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Duration: 12 Nov 200614 Nov 2006

Conference

Conference2006 2nd International Conference on Power Electronics Systems and Applications, ICPESA
Country/TerritoryHong Kong
CityHong Kong
Period12/11/0614/11/06

Keywords

  • Building distribution system
  • DC system
  • Distributed generation
  • Energy efficiency
  • Renewable energy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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