Case: PV generation and Electricity demand at the Johan Cruijff Arena


PV systems are used more and more. Not always is it possible to install them in the optimal direction for maximum energy output over the year. At the Johan Cruijff ArenA the PV panels are placed all around the roof in all possible directions. Panels oriented to the north will have a lower energy gain than those oriented to the south. The 42 panel groups are connected to 8 electricity meters. Of these 8 energy meters monthly kWh produced are available. The first assignment is to calculate the energy gains of the 42 panel groups, and connect these in the correct way with the 8 energy meter readings, so simulated data is in accordance with measured data. Of the year 2017 there are also main electricity meter readings available for every quarter of an hour. A problem with these readings is that only absolute values are given. When electricity is taken of the grid this is a positive reading, but when there is a surplus of solar energy and electricity is delivered to the grid, this is also a positive reading. To see the effect on the electricity demand of future energy measures, and to use the Seev4-City detailed CO2 savings calculation with the electricity mix of the grid, it is necessary to know the real electricity demand of the building. The second assignment is to use the calculations of the first assignment to separate the 15 minute electricity meter readings in that for real building demand and for PV production. This document first gives information for teachers (learning goals, possible activities, time needed, further reading), followed by the assignment for students.<br/>

Reference Warmerdam, J. (2020, Oct 20). Case: PV generation and Electricity demand at the Johan Cruijff Arena.
Published by  Kenniscentrum Techniek 20 October 2020

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