Analysis of the best performing technologies will be conducted relative to the areas of building-integrated energy generation and storage of such energy at the building/community scale. Relevant product and other technological literature will be collected and various areas of performance will be used for comparison. Such metrics of performance for generation/harvesting technology will include (but may not be limited to) conversion efficiency from the energy source to usable energy, cost of installation and useful operating life span.
The aim of the proposed research cluster is to advance the state of the art of secure operation of power systems by developing new methods and tools. A power system is expected to perform within specified operating boundaries of system voltage and frequency under normal conditions when there are no component outages. Further, it should also be able to deliver the same performance under single outages that are most likely to occur. Two ways of advancing the state of the art will be addressed in this research cluster.
This research investigates means for achieving net zero energy dwellings and neighborhoods through maximizing solar potential of dwelling units, isolated and in assemblages. This study will help the community planner to design an efficient layout to achieve maximum solar fraction. Optimum combine building loads in community will lead to a more energy efficient mechanical and electrical design and system. EnergyPlus, building simulation program will be used for estimating the response variables of energy solar potential and energy demand.
The growth of underground seasonal thermal energy storage systems has been relatively slow due to limited understanding with regard to optimal system design for different locations and building/community archetypes. Thermal interactions between underground storages and the surrounding strata as well as the effects of seasonal changes are not entirely understood making the development of optimized systems difficult.
Within the past decades, there has been a significant growth in the electric power systems that have resulted in a large increase in the development of transmission and distribution lines. Distribution system is the final connection between the utility provider and the customers and constitutes a major component of the power system. However, since most distribution lines are overhead and spread over a wide area, they are susceptible to unexpected events such as short circuit fault or an open circuit fault.
This project with the nature of business research tends to talk about LED development and variable applications, specifically about solar/LED at the community public lighting, complying with the roadway lighting design code approved by the city of London, ON and relevant professional bodies. The content analysis of main LED suppliers and LED industry, together with evaluating the results of completed pilot LED cases will provide constructive suggestions on the creation of a solar/LED street lighting system for smart communities.
Due to some complex technical problems, both power plant’s generators and local grid transmission lines do not have the potential to generate and transmit enough electricity to cover and meet all load demand during peak hours.
This work facilitates point-of-impact field research and iterative prototyping toward the continued development of a production-quality social media environment – as part of a larger, ongoing program of research and development – with Iter, an electronic resource facilitating the work of a community focused on medieval and renaissance culture and its artefacts via the ‘knowledge management’ of that community, comprised of academic researchers, those in the cultural and heritage sectors, and beyond.
S2E Company is developing a Smart Community in London, Ontario. This community will have the state of the art sustainable practices in community development. This community will be Net ZERO energy which simply means that it has zero net energy consumption and zero carbon emissions annually, minimize water usage, designed with sustainable storm water management, built electric car ready, emphasis Smart Grid technology and demonstrate a microgrid.
The objective of this project is to conduct a feasibility study and build a business case for the design and deployment of an electric energy storage infrastructure from renewable and mostly solar energy sources. The feasibility study will follow a thorough benchmarking and evaluation study of the various existing choices an select the one(s) that are the most promising for new and large sustainable communities.