Smart home energy management system using renewable energy
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Considering both energy consumption and generation simultaneously to minimize the energy cost we aimed to develop this smart home energy management system project as home energy use is increasing day by day and renewable energy systems are also deployed. We will use Wi- Fi based energy measurement modules to monitor home appliances to know detailed energy consumption information. We are going to attach solar panel and windmill through separate inverter as the renewable energy sources for home and we will monitor the generation of renewable energy through a power line communication based renewable energy gateway. In this project a home server controls everything through a communication block. The home server accumulates the energy utilization data and generation data, after that analyzes them for energy estimation. It controls home energy use schedule to minimize the energy cost. Based on the energy generation, the home server modifies the domestic gadgets operation plan so that the energy cost reduces. For example, within the low renewable energy generation time, the operation of a few home devices can be moved to other suitable times. Users will also be able to access the home energy information through a smart device and which operation to be moved based on their priority and turn the appliances on and off remotely from anywhere using the internet. The remote energy management system provides the comparison and analysis of each home energy usage. By considering both energy consumption and generation data, the proposed project is expected to develop home energy management and to reduce the cost of energy.