Potential of solar thermal/PV generation for a district energy system and generating a community building electrical and thermal load profile

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. Climatic, environmental and regulatory data employed in the simulations relate to northern regions and particularly to regions of Canada with similar climate to Toronto. While the specific results obtained are applicable to regions of similar climatic conditions, the methodology employed is generally applicable, and this forms the central focus of this study.

Faculty Supervisor:

Dr. Alan Fung


Farzin Masoumi Rad


S2E Technologies Inc.


Engineering - mechanical




Ryerson University



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