The Buildings Energy Performance Directive (2002) requires the European Union Member States to establish regulations that set minimum energy performance requirements for new buildings and for large existing buildings when they are refurbished. The investments in renewable and energy saving projects are the main tasks for the industries and government to achieve the target using 15% of the total energy produced by year 2020. Employing this Hybrid Solar PV/Regenerative Hydrogen Fuel Cell (RHFC) energy project will provide the benefits in economic and reduction of CO2 emissions.
The main of this study is to provide knowledge and understanding of a Hybrid Solar PV/Regenerative Hydrogen Fuel Cell energy technology and its parametric design integration with dynamic electrical loads for Raleigh Technical Design Ltd. Furthermore, to assesses the building by identify the cost-effective ways to reduce the use of grid-electricity and costs in improving the energy and environmental performance. Also, integrating the system to reduce the greenhouse gas emissions of UK industrial buildings by 50%.
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The consumption of the building was monitored in hourly bases and is provided. The status of energy performance of the building provided based on the electricity price of 11.8 p/kWh, floor area of 371.6 m2 and CO2 conversion factor of 0.352 kg/kWh of electricity from the UK Grid. This is summarized in the table 1 below.