American Journal of Applied Sciences

Fuzzy Based Energy Management of a Domestic Photovoltaic Panel

Maher Chaabene, Mohsen Ben Ammar and Ahmed Elhajjaji

DOI : 10.3844/ajassp.2007.60.65

American Journal of Applied Sciences

Volume 4, Issue 2

Pages 60-65

Abstract

This study introduces a new switching mean giving a real time optimum connection mode of domestic apparatus on either the electrical grid or a photovoltaic panel (PVP) output. A fuzzy algorithm makes the decision which ensures the optimal energy management basing on the PVP generation and apparatus states with respect to energy save criteria. Validation was driven on a 1kW peak (kWp) PVP and domicile apparatus of different powers installed at the Energy and Thermal Research Centre (CRTEn) in the north of Tunisia. Results confirm that energy save during daylight reaches 90% of the PVP generated energy.

Copyright

© 2007 Maher Chaabene, Mohsen Ben Ammar and Ahmed Elhajjaji. This is an open access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.