Paper: WRE-2015-11

Proposal of an educational pattern house to be powered using renewable energies

Authors: Rico-Secades, Manuel  (ORCID:; Calleja-Rodriguez, Antonio Javier (ORCID:

Abstract: This work has educational purpose and aims at defining and standardizing a pattern home for engineering students can incorporate renewable energy to meet the energy needs of the house and propose new concepts and services linked to power electronics, renewable energies and energy efficiency.  It has been chosen a real location in the university Campus of Gijon in Spain for the purpose of standardizing weather conditions (to define needs for heating and DHW) and also simplify the definition of renewable energy resources available (both solar and wind energies). Engineering students on the issues of Power Electronics and Renewable Energy will have a well-defined framework on which to apply different technologies: DHW solar, thermal foil for heating, lighting based on LEDs for outdoor and indoor situations, energy storage, energy self-consumption, net-metering, charging stations for electric vehicles (EV), smart furniture, strategies smart grid, DC distribution, energy saving strategies and many others that are open to the imagination and initiative of the students.

Status: Accepted

Digital Object Identifier (DOI):

Date: July 2015

Issue: 3

Keywords: Renewable energy, solar energy, wind energy, Heating, domestic hot water (DHW), energy efficiency, power electronics, smart grid, Smart cities, led lighting, engineering education.

Language: Spanish

Manuel Rico Secades,
Jan 21, 2015, 6:59 AM