Conceptual model of energy conservation management system in renewable energy installations

A. K. Shittu, A. Fasipe, N. A. Adedokun-Shittu, S. A. Opatokun

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    Abstract

    Energy issues, more than ever have become a perennial concern in the recent times because it is the bedrock of industrial development which leads to national prosperity. The use of fossil fuel in energy production has increased the level of pollution. The challenges of energy production include high cost of energy, global warming and the resultant climate change. The future challenges of energy production, sustainability and energy security have increased the need for an alternative source of energy. The focus has been on the renewable energy sector to provide the energy of the future. The purpose of this paper is to develop a conceptual model that will enable the synchronization of energy sources and ultimately conserve energy consumption without reducing the quality of life. In the light of this, the study will help develop a conceptual model for energy conservation management system that will integrate the renewable energy installations for effective usage, and hence energy conservation. The management system includes the grouping of the household appliances and how they interact with power supply to conserve energy consumption through the distribution board. To achieve the energy conservation management system, it will compose of 10 stages. The system will be called energy conservation management system (ECMS). The first step will be to understand the needs of the users, requirement analysis, renewable technologies, materials, and energy integration and ends up with a comprehensive design plan for the user. The design phases of ECMS are in such a way that there are checkpoints. This will help the installer to check for the synchronization and conservation of energy issues of the renewable installation. The use of the proposed model to design the synchronization and conservation will reduce energy consumption and seamlessly integrate the energy sources. It is possible to improve on the model by carefully reviewing each part of the components.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)69-76
    Number of pages8
    JournalAfrican journal of computing & ICT
    Volume7
    Issue number3
    Publication statusPublished - 2014

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