To fulfill set up engineering challenges, significantly in bigger photo voltaic initiatives, Xendee has launched a brand new multi-node characteristic that allows customers to create superior, interconnected microgrid networks from a constellation of smaller microgrids or DERs that may help as much as 25 know-how sorts, together with photo voltaic PV, battery storage, hydrogen, hydrokinetic and extra. The multi-node characteristic allows using a number of nodes – a bus bar the place a number of applied sciences or masses may be circuited collectively – and makes use of real-world location knowledge of every level to optimize the ultimate design and funding technique. This permits for a extra life like mannequin of communities or campuses and permits power to be generated, used and transferred in essentially the most environment friendly method.
“Xendee’s new multi-node characteristic offers engineers the instruments to design giant scale or interconnected microgrids utilizing the identical instruments as a standard challenge,” says Michael Stadler, CTO and co-founder of Xendee. “We’re transferring previous easy power and financial modeling to permit the design of total networks of microgrids. These networks can contemplate cable size, transformer necessities, energy move, and the losses resulting from distribution between the nodes. With multi-node, customers can concurrently fulfill power and energy calls for for his or her methods, leveraging the very best structure whereas saving important time all through the design course of.”
The multi-node characteristic permits every node to basically act as its personal power node, with its personal connection to the broader power system and a bus bar to connect with as much as 25 several types of renewable and conventional power era sources. The nodes can be related on to constructing masses, for example, a big industrial motor. This characteristic permits Xendee to recommend completely different performance strategies at specific nodes to assist meet high-load parts of the ability. Multi-node also can assist customers keep away from beneath or oversizing distribution gear and minimize prices by putting power applied sciences as shut as doable to the place it will likely be consumed.
The multi-node characteristic will profit a number of use instances, together with modeling microgrids inside giant services, evaluating rooftop and cable-fed discipline installations, and inspecting power enter and output calls for based mostly on geographic places. The multi-node interface can be geared up with an extra characteristic that layers energy move and voltage concerns inside a mannequin. With energy move included, fashions can calculate the optimum power outputs and funding whereas additionally contemplating energy constraints on cables or different electrical gear. The multi-node characteristic additionally offers reporting based mostly on every node’s dispatch, energy move, voltage, community losses and a system steadiness desk.