DAEJEON, May 11 (Korea Bizwire) — A South Korean research team has succeeded in developing and demonstrating a carbon neutral model for buildings and cities using an urban-type energy sharing platform technology.
The Korea Institute of Energy Research said Monday that it had developed and demonstrated Plus Energy Community Platform technology for the realization of energy self-reliance for a scale going beyond a single building to city level or above.
The institute formed a small-scale community consisting of two residential buildings and two non-residential buildings. After that, it applied building integrated photovoltaic (BIPV) and energy storage system (ESS) technologies to the two residential buildings.
After a trial run from January through April, it succeeded in demonstrating a 144 percent energy self-reliance rate on the basis of typical household energy consumption.
The results of a simulation on an annual unit basis using the evaluation program of building energy efficiency rating revealed an energy self-reliance rate estimated at up to 166.3 percent.
M. H. Lee (firstname.lastname@example.org)