Paper: WRE-2016-10

Ecological mountain shelter powered by renewable energy.

Authors: Crespo-Rodriguez, Aser (ORCID:; Fernandez-Garcia, Alvaro (ORCID:; Roos-Hoefgeest Toribio, Mario (ORCID:; Roos-Hoefgeest Toribio, Sara (ORCID:

Abstract: Mountain exploration has been an important activity either for scientific, sportive or ludic purposes. As these expeditions entail risks, mountain shelters appear as a basic need in these extreme situations. 
One important matter is that these shelters use to be in remote places with difficult access. This situation involves the problem of energy supply, since they can only be powered from generators nearby. In this project, we will define and design the topologies involved in the power management of a hypothetical mountain shelter. Our goal is to make this edification self-sufficient, and integrate its design with the use of renewable and clean energy. We will establish a system based on solar and wind energy that will provide enough resources for the people in need of shelter. These should cover basic living needs such as a habitable temperature, light or basic appliances. Also, the design will include a battery bank to restore energy to the building in case we cannot obtain enough energy from the generators due to meteorological conditions, or if they suffer from any other complications.

Status: Accepted

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Date: July 2016

Issue: 4

Keywords: Isolated shelter, Renewable energy, MPPT, BMS, Energy Storage, Boost Converter, Flyback Converter, Dual Active Bridge

Language: Spanish

Manuel Rico Secades,
Jul 8, 2016, 9:42 AM