Wireless sensor networks for a zero-energy home

R. Venkatesha Prasad, V.S. Rao, I.G.M.M. Niemegeers, S.M. Heemstra De Groot

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Energy, especially Electricity has become a critical concern of society. The generation and distribution are, to a large extent, not matched with each other. There are many initiatives to balance the load on the Grid vis-à-vis production and consumption. Recently, technology has made it possible to generate small amounts of energy in each household with solar, thermal, wind and other sources. With storage devices, it is possible to use the generated energy at the sources i.e., localized generation and consumption of energy. The system can be made efficient and possibly design a zero or positive-energy home with the use ICT infrastructure, wireless sensor networks, in particular. This paper proposes a three-layered architecture for this system and also lists several associated issues and challenges.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationMobile Lightweight Wireless Systems
Subtitle of host publicationThird International ICST Conference, MOBILIGHT 2011, Bilbao, Spain, May 9-10, 2011, Revised Selected Papers
EditorsJ. Del Ser, E.A. Jorswieck, J. Miguez, M. Matinmikko, D.P. Palomar, S. Salcedo-Sanz, S. Gil-Lopez
Number of pages9
ISBN (Print)9783642294785
Publication statusPublished - 2012
Event3rd International ICST Conference on Mobile Lightweight Wireless Systems, MOBILIGHT 2011 - Bilbao, Spain
Duration: 9 May 201110 May 2011

Publication series

NameLecture Notes of the Institute for Computer Sciences, Social-Informatics and Telecommunications Engineering
Volume81 LNICST
ISSN (Print)18678211


Conference3rd International ICST Conference on Mobile Lightweight Wireless Systems, MOBILIGHT 2011


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