There are two links, the first to the designer free online calculator tool
itself and the second link is to my blog post about the designer.
Wind, solar, storage and back-up system designer for 100% renewable energy
grids and microgrids with 24/7/52 power-on-demand!
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ck-up system designer at this blog link please.
Peak demand, wind, solar and back-up power / energy usage and storage capac
For the specification and design of renewable energy electricity generation
systems which successfully smooth intermittent wind and solar generation t
o serve customer demand, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and 52 weeks a year.
Adopting the recommendation derived from scientific computer modelling, the
tables offer rows of previously successful modelled system configurations
– row A, a configuration with no back-up power and rows B to H offe
ring alternative ratios of wind and solar power to back-up power.
The recommended energy storage capacity is about 90% of one day’s a
verage wind and solar energy generation.
The tables’ columns consist of power and energy variables.
A cell value can be adjusted according to the design criteria and then all
the other table values will be recalculated, spreadsheet-style.
The wind and solar power generation Capacity Factor (C.F.) percentages can
be adjusted too.
The energy generation percentages from wind and solar power can be adjusted
, either directly or according to the latitude of the system.
A configuration text page for a row which has been adjusted and designed sa
tisfactorily can be opened for text output by clicking on the row’s
“TXT” icon in the “Open text page” column.
The recommendations derived from modelling are only specified to 2 signific
ant figures so take with a pinch of salt any apparently third “sign
ificant” figures in the numbers output in the configuration text pa
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