Zero Energy House In Iraq
Majid S. M. Al-Hafidh1, Mustafa H. Ibrahem2
1M. S. Al-Hafid, Department of Electrical Engineering, Mosul University, College, Engineering, Ninava, Iraq.
2Mustafa H. Ibrahem, Department of Electrical Engineering, Mosul University, College, Engineering, Ninava, Iraq.
Manuscript received on May 29, 2014. | Revised Manuscript Received on June 08, 2014. | Manuscript published on June 20, 2014. | PP: 1-5 | Volume-2, Issue-7, June 2014. | Retrieval Number: G0477062714/2014©BEIESP
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Abstract: The residential load is one of the largest components of the electrical load in the Iraqi power system. We can supply a part of the residential loads by utilizing the renewable energies. Recent research’s show that the applications of a hybrid power system is preferable to achieve this goal. For residential loads connected to the grid (on grid) with the possibility of energy exchange (buying and selling) to the grid, the addition of suitable hybrid power system can reduce energy cost to zero (zero energy house). The paper studied the possibility of supplying residential load in the city of Mosul – at north of Iraq by using a hybrid renewable energy system to reach zero energy cost. The paper obtains this optimal hybrid system components for various cases. HOMER software was used to study the system to feeds the residential loads.
Keywords: hybrid power system ; grid connecting; Residential load; Solar Water Heating; Zero energy building.