Household appliances


Independent review of the Greenhouse and Energy Minimum Standards (GEMS) Act 2012: final report

The Australian government has released this final report of the Independent Review of the Greenhouse and Energy Minimum Standards Act 2012 (GEMS Act). The review is a statutory requirement to ensure the GEMS Act remains appropriate and effective in reducing Australia’s energy consumption and greenhouse...

Beyond fire: how to achieve electric cooking

This report provides an overview of the main technological pathways to fundamentally transform the cooking sector in developing countries to sustainable sources.
Journal article

Recent advances in the analysis of residential electricity consumption and applications of smart meter data

Highlights Methods and techniques for using smart meter data are analysed; forecasting clustering, classification and optimization. End use applications of smart meter data are reviewed. Performance of state of the art models are compared. Challenges associated with methods and application are identified. A new analysis...
Journal article

Full optimisation and sensitivity analysis of a photovoltaic–thermal (PV/T) air system linked to a typical residential building

This paper examines the optimisation of a PV/T air collector with a fixed length and width (L=5 m, W= 3.6 m) linked to the mechanical air distribution system of a typical residential building. A methodology is developed for the full optimisation of the rate of...
Journal article

Channel depth, air mass flow rate and air distribution duct diameter optimization of photovoltaic thermal (PV/T) air collectors linked to residential buildings

Photovoltaic thermal (PV/T) air collector design requires an accurate determination of key parameters such as the channel depth and the air mass flow rate. This paper focuses on PV/T air collectors linked to an air distribution system with the aim of optimizing the channel depth...

Energy efficient swimming pools – engagement and utilization

This report covers the activities of utilisation project “Energy efficient swimming pools – engagement and utilization”. This involved project partners: School of PV and RE Engineering, UNSW, Simply Better Pool Savings, and Randwick Council.

Assessing the sustainable infrastructure of a low carbon community: Lynedoch EcoVillage case study

Urban areas are responsible for 70% of global CO2 emissions and the rapid growth in urbanisation presents a significant risk to cities. It is predicted that by 2030 more than 70% of the South African population will be living in cities. The decarbonisation of urban...

Electric vehicles and batteries can drive growth of residential solar

This report assesses the prospects for residential solar, batteries and electric vehicles (EVs) in Britain and Germany, and looks at opportunities for near-term growth in the residential solar, battery storage and EV markets.
Journal article

Short-term forecasting of individual household electricity loads with investigating impact of data resolution and forecast horizon

Smart grid components such as smart home and battery energy management systems, high penetration of renewable energy systems, and demand response activities, require accurate electricity demand forecasts for the successful operation of the electricity distribution networks. For example, in order to optimize residential PV generation...
Conference paper

Simulation of rooftop photovoltaic shading using TRNSYS

The shade effect of a rooftop photovoltaic (PV) collector on a roof is usually ignored in building energy simulation in Transient System Simulation (TRNSYS) software. This disregard is due to either the unavailability of a suitable shading component in the simulation software or to an...