Ampt, a DC optimizer firm for large-scale photovoltaic (PV) programs, has built-in its merchandise into the power storage modeling software program answer from Fractal Energy Storage Consultants, an power storage and renewable power consulting and engineering agency.
Customers of the Fractal Mannequin software program can now mannequin their PV solar-plus-storage tasks together with Ampt string optimizers to design lower-cost and higher-performing programs.
The Fractal Mannequin is used globally by electrical utilities, IPPs, builders, EPCs and integrators to carry out battery storage sizing, dispatch and monetary evaluation. The software program consists of a technoeconomic modeling platform used throughout undertaking design and improvement, due diligence and RFP analysis to supply investment-grade efficiency and price evaluation and simulations.
Ampt string optimizers are DC/DC converters that enhance system efficiency and decrease the price of PV energy crops and DC-coupled power storage programs. Ampt’s know-how is utilized in quite a lot of PV photo voltaic functions with merchandise ranging in energy as much as 70 kW which are utilized in system voltages as much as 1,500 VDC.
“Fractal is dedicated to offering its prospects with entry to probably the most complete modeling capabilities,” says Judy McElroy, CEO of Fractal, “We’re happy to incorporate Ampt merchandise in our software program to increase the choices out there to our customers when optimizing their PV and power storage programs.”
Fractal gives technical design, monetary evaluation, procurement, purchase and promote facet due diligence, technoeconomic fashions, controls integration, and proprietor’s engineer companies for power storage and hybrid tasks. Fractal has supplied consulting companies together with technical design and monetary evaluation to over 600 utility-scale tasks and greater than 6 GW of battery storage.
“Fractal’s software program gives investment-grade modeling capabilities to optimize the design and enhance the economics of PV+storage energy crops,” states Levent Gun, Ampt’s CEO. “Now builders also can use Fractal’s software program to quantify the advantages of Ampt’s fixed-voltage DC structure.”