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Review of Different Software Solutions for the Holistic Simulation of Distributed Hybrid Energy Systems for the Commercial Energy Supply
L. Schmeling, P. Klement, T. Erfurth, J. Kästner, B. Hanke, K. von Maydell, C. Agert
Hybrid, Simulation, Software, Distributed Generation, Commercial, Energy Supply
PV System Performance and Integration
Subtopic: Design and Operation of PV Systems
Event: 33rd European Photovoltaic Solar Energy Conference and Exhibition
Session: 6CO.14.4
1994 - 1998
ISBN: 3-936338-47-7
Paper DOI: 10.4229/EUPVSEC20172017-6CO.14.4
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Innovative commercial energy supply solutions combine CHP plants with renewable energy sources like PV, solar thermal or heat pumps, which results, under careful planning, in a profitable, yet sustainable hybrid distributed energy supply scheme. To get to this optimal, ecologically beneficial as well as economically advantageous system design and operation strategy a holistic modelling and simulation of the energy supply scheme is inevitable. This paper designs and tests an objective method to help users in finding a suitable simulation tool for a specific distributed generation project. This is done by firstly defining requirements and ranking them based on their importance for the project, followed by a detailed software finding phase, and finally the evaluation of the identified software solutions based on the requirement catalogue. The method is exemplarily applied and a limited overview over existing software solutions is presented. All of this helps any kind of interested user to find the optimal simulation software for a specific hybrid distributed energy generation project.