Smart energy conservation system for study rooms

Simon Atuah Asakipaam, Anthony Mensah, Collins Ohemeng Boateng

Abstract


Most individuals in public and private sector offices are uninterested in turning off electronic equipment like fans and lamps while they are not present. For example, most students fail to turn off the fans and lighting in their classrooms, study rooms, residence halls, and so forth. As a result of this attitude, power usage in these places tends to rise. Several automation systems have been designed and implemented to decrease power waste in these locations, but the majority of these systems are either inefficient or inappropriate for their intended use. This study presents a proposed smart energy conservation system in a study room that employs an infrared remote-control mechanism to turn on or off an energy system in the absence of humans. Embedded technology was used to create an energy-saving solution. The testing was done with a range of scenarios and key performance indicators. The test results showed that the proposed system was effectively implemented, and a comparison of the system to a case study system demonstrated that it had a better design, lower cost, and higher operational efficiency. The findings of this study will be essential to a wide variety of stakeholders.

Keywords


Arduino microcontroller; Energy conservation; Relay module; Smart system; Study room

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DOI: http://doi.org/10.11591/ijra.v11i3.pp223-232

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