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Europe’s Energy Transition by Manuel Welsch

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Chapter 28

DC Power Production and Consumption in Households

Bo Normark1, Abhishek Shivakumar2 and Manuel Welsch2,    1InnoEnergy Scandinavia, Stockholm, Sweden,    2KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden

Abstract

This chapter investigates the potential benefits and feasibility of household DC networks. Unlike the case of AC systems, a well-established set of standards for household DC networks is currently lacking. This work reviews some of the most promising suggestions and further analyzes those that are most suitable to be implemented. In addition, a comparative study is carried out between a hybrid AC–DC system and a proposed DC configuration, for different selected geographical conditions in the EU. Specifically, the comparative ...

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