Date of Award


Degree Name

MS in Electrical Engineering


Electrical Engineering


College of Engineering



Advisor Department

Electrical Engineering

Advisor College

College of Engineering


With the proliferation of residential-scale renewable energy sources and DC loads, it has become attractive to use residential DC electrical system that could offer benefits over the legacy residential AC electrical system. The Hybrid AC/DC house provides a sustainable alternative to preexisting residential electrical system by having both AC and DC buses. The DC bus facilitates the connection from DC sources to DC loads, whereas the AC bus interfaces AC sources to AC loads. The study develops the equations to calculate losses based on a model consisting of four main components: Multiple-Input Single-Output (MISO) converter, AC-DC converter, inverter, and DC-DC converter. Parameters such as AC and DC bus voltages, load consumption, and number of AC and DC branches were used to construct multiple scenarios and evaluate efficiency. Results of the study show that the Hybrid AC/DC house displays higher efficiencies than when the house has AC only sources with higher DC load consumption. Similarly, the Hybrid AC/DC house has better efficiency than when the house has DC only sources under higher AC load consumption. For the DC bus, results of the study further indicate that the higher DC voltage level yields better efficiency than those obtained from lower DC voltages.