Energy savings by adapting consumer behavior in grid-connected photovoltaic systems with battery storage

Meriem Andam, Jamila El Alami, Younes Louartassi, Rabie Zine


Today, the world faces many energy challenges that make the use of clean energy an obligation and an emergency. These challenges require changes in a wide range of sectors, including transport, industry and residential areas. At present, energy production is responsible for a large amount of greenhouse gas emissions, the main cause of climate change with its various dangerous effects on human life. Therefore, a change towards non-carbon energy is becoming a necessity. Certainly, this evolution has been underway for years and the renewable energy market has developed in a surprisingly efficient way. However, the current situation has reached an alarming state and requires the active participation of all stakeholders, especially consumers. Therefore, the main objective of this paper is to illustrate how consumer behavior can significantly influence and contribute to the optimization of renewable energy systems, especially photovoltaic systems. The paper emphasizes the beneficial integration of batteries and storage systems to achieve energy savings. The results show that with some adjustments in daily behavior, an overall energy saving of 62% can be achieved compared to the normal consumption scenario: the energy obtained from the grid and then the electricity bill is reduced.


Battery energy; Consumer behavior; Energy independence; Grid connected; Photovoltaic systems

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International Journal of Electrical and Computer Engineering (IJECE)
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