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Title:
 
Review of Different Software Solutions for the Holistic Simulation of Distributed Hybrid Energy Systems for the Commercial Energy Supply
 
Author(s):
 
L. Schmeling, P. Klement, T. Erfurth, J. Kästner, B. Hanke, K. von Maydell, C. Agert
 
Keywords:
 
Hybrid, Simulation, Software, Distributed Generation, Commercial, Energy Supply
 
Topic:
 
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
 
Pages:
 
1994 - 1998
ISBN: 3-936338-47-7
Paper DOI: 10.4229/EUPVSEC20172017-6CO.14.4
 
Price:
 
 
0,00 EUR
 
Document(s): paper
 

Abstract/Summary:


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.