Hybrid simulation of renewable energy generation and storage grids Peter Bazan, Reinhard German, WSC-2012, Berlin

Abstract

The share of renewable energy sources in energy production is growing steadily. Domestic homes can be equipped with solar panels, micro combined heat and power systems, batteries, and they can become adaptive consumers. They can also deliver energy to the grid and react to the energy supply. This paper presents a hybrid simulation approach for the analysis of a grid of domestic homes equipped with different technological options with respect to efficiency and costs. For energy storage and energy flows the system dynamics modeling paradigm is used whereas control decisions are modeled as statecharts. The highly intermittent solar irradiation and also the electric power and heat demands are implemented as stochastic models. The component-based design allows for quick creation of new case studies. As examples, different homes with batteries, micro combined heat and power systems, or energy carrier carbazole as energy storage are analyzed

Contents

Hybrid simulation of renewable energy generation and storage grids1. INTRODUCTION
2. RELATED WORK
3. BASIC CONCEPTS
 3.1 Hybrid Simulation
 3.2 Component Interfaces
 3.3 Dynamic System Dynamics
4. BASIC COMPONENTS
 4.1 Demand Components
 4.2 Supply Components
 4.3 Storage Components
 4.4 Net Components
5. RENEWABLE ENERGY EXAMPLES
 5.1 Battery House
 5.2 µCHP House
 5.3 Carbazole House
6. STORAGE GRID EXAMPLE
7. CONCLUSION AND FUTURE WORK

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