Authors:Tony Castillo Calzadilla, Ana María Macarulla Arenaza, Oihane Kamara Esteban, Cruz Enrique Borges Hernández
Global contribution from buildings towards energy consumption is becoming a serious and pressing matter in terms of sustainability and world economies. In addition, the continuous population growth influences significantly the demand for building services and comfort levels, ensuring that the trend in energy demand will continue to increase in the future. For this reason, energy efficiency in buildings is a primary objective for energy policy at regional, national and international levels. Standalone buildings using Photovoltaic modules on Direct Current can represent one solution to stop climate change and a decisive input for the new production model of low carbon electricity. This article presents a model to help on the design of these installation able to keep current levels of comfort without any cutoff or interruption.