The Impact of Weather Variation on Energy Consumption in Residential Houses
This paper studies the impact of weather variation on energy use by using 5-minutes interval weather-energy data obtained from two residential houses: house 1 is a conventional house with advanced efficiency features and house 2 is a net-zero solar house with relatively more advanced efficiency features. Our result suggests that energy consumption in house 2 is not as sensitive to changes in weather variables as the conventional house. On average, we find that a one unit increase in heating and cooling degree minutes increases energy use by about 9% and 5% respectively for house 1 and 5% and 4% respectively for house 2. In addition, our findings suggest that non-temperature variables such as solar radiation and humidity affect energy use where the sensitivity rates for house 2 are consistently lower than that of house 1. Furthermore our result suggests that the sensitivity of energy use to weather depends on the season and specific time of the day/night.
Fikru, M. G., & Gautier, L. (2015). The Impact of Weather Variation on Energy Consumption in Residential Houses. Applied Energy, 144, pp. 19-30. Elsevier Ltd.
The definitive version is available at https://doi.org/10.1016/j.apenergy.2015.01.040
Keywords and Phrases
Case study; Energy consumption; Intraday-variation; Solar energy; Solar radiation; Texas climate
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01 Apr 2015