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Title: Systems and methods for distributing power using photovoltaic resources and a shifting battery system

The present invention is an apparatus and method for delivering energy using a renewable resource. The method includes providing a photovoltaic energy source and applying energy storage to the photovoltaic energy source via a battery storage unit. The energy output from the photovoltaic energy source and the battery system is controlled using a battery control system. The battery control system predicts peak load, develops a schedule that includes when to begin discharging power and when to stop discharging power, shifts power to the battery storage unit when excess power is available, and prioritizes the functionality of the battery storage unit and the photovoltaic energy source.
Inventors:
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Issue Date:
OSTI Identifier:
1366474
Assignee:
STC.UNM SNL-A
Patent Number(s):
9,692,234
Application Number:
15/031,125
Contract Number:
OE0000230
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 2014 Oct 21
Research Org:
STC.UNM, Albuquerque, NM (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
24 POWER TRANSMISSION AND DISTRIBUTION

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Modular energy control system
patent-application, November 2007

Optimized Energy Management System
patent-application, November 2007

Uninterruptible Power Supply Apparatus and Methods Using Reconfigurable Energy Storage Networks
patent-application, February 2012

Dispatchable Renewable Energy Generation, Control And Storage Facility
patent-application, July 2013

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