Project SoLa BRISTOL migration from 'ecohome' to 'integrated homes'

Surendra Kaushik, Mark Dale, Raj Aggarwal, Andrew Smyth, Miles Redfern, Keith Waite

Research output: Chapter or section in a book/report/conference proceedingChapter in a published conference proceeding

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Project SoLa BRISTOL is a Low Carbon Network Fund project, investigating the implications of investing in DC micro-grids with local battery storage within homes, schools and offices. This provides distributed storage for both the consumer and the local utility. This storage is monitored by the utility through their sub-stations and can be used to support the network when required. This DC micro-grid incorporates a low voltage DC network within the property, providing supplies for lighting and information technology devices. The battery system is charged either through the solar PV or the public supply. AC supplies are also derived from the storage system providing improved quality of supply and cost benefits for the customer through better use of the PV generated power and 'moving the time of supply use'. This paper describes the design and operation of the connected homes and compares it to the operation of battery sub-systems for the networked homes as developed for the stand alone 'ecohome'.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the Universities Power Engineering Conference, 2014
ISBN (Print)9781479965564
Publication statusPublished - 2014
Event49th International Universities Power Engineering Conference, UPEC 2014 - Cluj-Napoca, UK United Kingdom
Duration: 2 Sept 20145 Sept 2014


Conference49th International Universities Power Engineering Conference, UPEC 2014
Country/TerritoryUK United Kingdom


  • AC/DC/AC conversions
  • DC lighting
  • DC micro-grid
  • LCNF
  • Local Storage
  • PV panels

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology


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