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Fuzzy Based Energy Management of a Domestic Photovoltaic Panel

Maher Chaabene, Mohsen Ben Ammar and Ahmed Elhajjaji


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.

American Journal of Applied Sciences
Volume 4 No. 2, 2007, 60-65


Submitted On: 11 October 2006 Published On: 28 February 2007

How to Cite: Chaabene, M., Ammar, M. B. & Elhajjaji, A. (2007). Fuzzy Based Energy Management of a Domestic Photovoltaic Panel. American Journal of Applied Sciences, 4(2), 60-65.

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  • Energy management
  • fuzzy decision
  • photovoltaic
  • energy saves