Resident’s issues and interactions with grid-connected photovoltaic energy system in high-performing low-energy dwellings : a user’s perspective

Whaley, DM, Berry, SR, Moore, TL, Sherriff, GA ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-3420-3477 and O’Leary, TR 2018, Resident’s issues and interactions with grid-connected photovoltaic energy system in high-performing low-energy dwellings : a user’s perspective , in: International Conference on Sustainability in Energy and Buildings.

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Abstract

Solar PV systems have become common-place in many cities and regions, and is a core technology in purpose-built low-energy homes, but evidence is emerging that in many cases electricity output may be significantly lower than expected. Information from in-home energy monitoring systems, interviews and informal discussions with residents has shed some light on the experiences and issues faced by the end-user, particularly those associated with operating a solar PV system to achieve a low-carbon lifestyle. Case studies of residents in different ownership and income situations, and from three distinct housing developments in Australia and England are used to highlight end-user experiences. The study finds that the residents face a range of issues including the initial sizing and commissioning, a lack of solar knowledge and expected generation performance, as well as regulatory barriers that limit the opportunity to upgrade system size.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Schools: Schools > School of Health and Society > Centre for Applied Research in Health, Welfare and Policy
Journal or Publication Title: Sustainability in Energy and Buildings 2018
Publisher: Springer
Series Name: Smart Innovation, Systems and Technologies
ISBN: 9783030042929
ISSN: 2190-3018
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Depositing User: Dr Graeme Sherriff
Date Deposited: 16 Apr 2019 11:37
Last Modified: 01 Dec 2019 02:30
URI: http://usir.salford.ac.uk/id/eprint/51076

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