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Using of Renewable Energy in Green Building to Achieve Sustainability

Mohamed Gaber, Mohamed Nageh, Khaled Hossam, Wagdy R. Anis, Ismail M. Hafez, . Published in Information Sciences.

Communications on Applied Electronics
Year of Publication: 2017
Publisher: Foundation of Computer Science (FCS), NY, USA
Authors: Mohamed Gaber, Mohamed Nageh, Khaled Hossam, Wagdy R. Anis, Ismail M. Hafez,
10.5120/cae2017652475

Mohamed Gaber, Mohamed Nageh, Khaled Hossam, Wagdy R Anis and Ismail Hafez M and. Using of Renewable Energy in Green Building to Achieve Sustainability. Communications on Applied Electronics 6(6):16-25, January 2017. BibTeX

@article{10.5120/cae2017652475,
	author = {Mohamed Gaber and Mohamed Nageh and Khaled Hossam and Wagdy R. Anis and Ismail M. Hafez and},
	title = {Using of Renewable Energy in Green Building to Achieve Sustainability},
	journal = {Communications on Applied Electronics},
	issue_date = {January 2017},
	volume = {6},
	number = {6},
	month = {Jan},
	year = {2017},
	issn = {2394-4714},
	pages = {16-25},
	numpages = {10},
	url = {http://www.caeaccess.org/archives/volume6/number6/697-2016652475},
	doi = {10.5120/cae2017652475},
	publisher = {Foundation of Computer Science (FCS), NY, USA},
	address = {New York, USA}
}

Abstract

The world population is the total number of humans currently living. As of August 2016, it was estimated at 7.4 billion. This over population comes with limit of fossil fuel energy resources in our world. Wide focus has been on the negative environmental effects of using fossil fuels. This problem leads us to increase our gradual dependence on the renewable energy resources to overcome the huge demand of energy for the coming generations. Besides, continuous decrease of the PV module cost, it is interesting to consider the generation of electricity from the PV system. Moreover, the use of renewable energy resources, instead of, fossil fuels will be a good solution for the control of the environmental, social and economic problems of our communities. In this paper, a residential building (Villa) in Dubai, UAE, has been taken based on solar energy as a part of its electricity consumption. The result shows that the energy production is about 300 kW per day. For each similar residential building, which will provide 591 $ per month for the country in the production of energy, where we able to apply the concept of sustainability in the field of energy, provide as much 295.5 liter per month from fossil fuels consumed to produce electricity. That's return on the environment in a positive way, by reducing carbon emissions (Co2), which leads to reduce the effect of the global warming problem. Also, we provide a source of energy for the future generations. However the cost per produced kWh is less in case of using the fossil fuels in the electricity generation, this is our challenge to achieve the concept of sustainability. Furthermore, in this work a system design and cost analysis are considered.

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Keywords

Photovoltaic (PV) System, On Grid, Renewable Energy, Green Building, Sustainability, Economical Analysis, Dubai, UAE.