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Title: Should the next standby power target be 0-watt?

Abstract

The standby power use of appliances continues to consume large amounts of electricity. Considerable success has been made in reducing each device’s use, but these savings have been offset by a huge increase in the number of products using standby power and new power requirements for maintaining network connections. Current strategies to reduce standby have limitations and may not be most appropriate for emerging energy consumption trends. A new strategy for further reductions in standby, the “Standzero” option, encourages electrical products to be designed to operate for short periods without relying on mains-supplied electricity. Energy savings are achieved through enhanced efficiency and by harvesting ambient energy. A sensitivity analysis suggests many appliances could be designed to operate for at least an hour without relying on mains power and, in some cases, may be able to operate indefinitely at zero watts until activated.

Authors:
 [1];  [2]
  1. Lawrence Berkeley National Lab. (LBNL), Berkeley, CA (United States). Energy Technologies Area
  2. Rijksdienst voor Ondernemend (Netherlands)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Lawrence Berkeley National Lab. (LBNL), Berkeley, CA (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE)
OSTI Identifier:
1398499
Report Number(s):
LBNL-2001019
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DOE Contract Number:
AC02-05CH11231
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Resource Relation:
Conference: ECEEE 2017 Summer Study - Consumption, Efficiency & Limits
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
32 ENERGY CONSERVATION, CONSUMPTION, AND UTILIZATION

Citation Formats

Meier, Alan, and Siderius, Hans-Paul. Should the next standby power target be 0-watt?. United States: N. p., 2017. Web. doi:10.2172/1398499.
Meier, Alan, & Siderius, Hans-Paul. Should the next standby power target be 0-watt?. United States. doi:10.2172/1398499.
Meier, Alan, and Siderius, Hans-Paul. Thu . "Should the next standby power target be 0-watt?". United States. doi:10.2172/1398499. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1398499.
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abstractNote = {The standby power use of appliances continues to consume large amounts of electricity. Considerable success has been made in reducing each device’s use, but these savings have been offset by a huge increase in the number of products using standby power and new power requirements for maintaining network connections. Current strategies to reduce standby have limitations and may not be most appropriate for emerging energy consumption trends. A new strategy for further reductions in standby, the “Standzero” option, encourages electrical products to be designed to operate for short periods without relying on mains-supplied electricity. Energy savings are achieved through enhanced efficiency and by harvesting ambient energy. A sensitivity analysis suggests many appliances could be designed to operate for at least an hour without relying on mains power and, in some cases, may be able to operate indefinitely at zero watts until activated.},
doi = {10.2172/1398499},
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place = {United States},
year = {Thu Jun 29 00:00:00 EDT 2017},
month = {Thu Jun 29 00:00:00 EDT 2017}
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