Smart Energy Systems
A Smart Energy System is defined by the following key principals:
- It is a 100% renewable energy system
- It consumes a sustainable level of bioenergy
- It utilises the synergies in the energy system to maximise efficiency and reduce costs
- It is affordable. In other words, it does not significantly increase the cost of energy compared to a fossil fuel based energy system (sometimes it can reduce the cost and maximum increases of up to 10-15% are expected)
We have just updated the description and literature relating to the Smart Energy System in the Sustainable Energy Planning Research Group. Check it out here: http://www.energyplan.eu/smartenergysystems/.
This includes video I created describing the key principals in a Smart Energy System: