Output - Renewable Penetration - total renewable production divided by the load  


I am a new user and I have a small doubt about the "total renewable production divided by the load". I have read HOMER Help file and the "total renewable production divided by the load" should account for the total renewable energy produced wheather this is used or not, so the presence of any kind of storage system should not change its value that should depend exclusively upon the renewable production. Is this right?

My doubt arose after the simulation of a hybrid system composed by PV, battery energy storage, electrolyser+hydrogen tank and diesel power plants. I run the system with and without the battery energy storage and I obtained different values of "total renewable production divided by the load". 

What am I missing? Why the batteries affect this quantity?

Posted : January 10, 2018 5:08 am
Illustrious HOMER Admin

Hello Daniele,


You should also consider the renewable production that went into charging the battery which in turn is used to serve the load after losses.



Dhiwaakar Rajasekaran

Posted : November 26, 2018 3:44 pm

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