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Title: SIDSIM (Sub-Interval Distribution Simulation)

Abstract

This software is based on a distribution function to represent a variable value over a time-step in time-series simulation of a photovoltaic or wind system, with application to other types of variable-output generator such as wave power. This invention offers important benefits over prior art. Prior art assumes a constant value for each parameter over the duration of each time-step. The form of the distribution function is determined by a maximum value (kW), a minimum value (kW) and energy (kWh) for each time step, and integration of this distribution function provides information such as energy in excess of some threshold (inverter capacity, interconnect capacity, on-site load, etc) and energy delivered under any such specified threshold. Results such as maximum power that can be exported from a distributed generation system are determined and very important for energy systems integration.

Publication Date:
Research Org.:
National Renewable Energy Lab. (NREL), Golden, CO (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE), Federal Energy Management Program Office (EE-5F); USDOE Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE),
Contributing Org.:
National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL)
OSTI Identifier:
1361018
Report Number(s):
SIDSIM; 005310IBMPC00
DOE Contract Number:
AC36-08GO28308
Resource Type:
Software
Software Revision:
00
Software Package Number:
005310
Software CPU:
IBMPC
Source Code Available:
Yes
Country of Publication:
United States

Citation Formats

. SIDSIM (Sub-Interval Distribution Simulation). Computer software. Vers. 00. USDOE Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE), Federal Energy Management Program Office (EE-5F); USDOE Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE),. 23 May. 2017. Web.
. (2017, May 23). SIDSIM (Sub-Interval Distribution Simulation) (Version 00) [Computer software].
. SIDSIM (Sub-Interval Distribution Simulation). Computer software. Version 00. May 23, 2017.
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