Technical and economic modelling of microgeneration

Nick Kelly, Adam D. Hawkes, Paul E. Dodds, Iain Staffell, Stefan Pfenninger

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This chapter explores the use of mathematical modelling for the simulation and optimisation of microgeneration technologies. In the case of simulation this is to explore the performance of microgeneration technologies against user-defined performance criteria. In the case of optimisation, this is to identify an optimum solution against user-defined constraints. The discussion begins at the scale of modelling individual components within a microgeneration system and the operation of these systems within the home, then moves up to country-scale modelling of how microgeneration acts within the whole energy system and its impacts on national energy consumption and carbon emissions.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationDomestic Microgeneration
Subtitle of host publicationRenewable and Distributed Energy Technologies, Policies and Economics
PublisherTaylor and Francis
Number of pages21
ISBN (Electronic)9781317448853
ISBN (Print)9780415810418
Publication statusPublished - 2015
Externally publishedYes


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