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Renewable Energy Systems by Henrik Lund

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Chapter 4 Tool The EnergyPLAN Energy System Analysis Model

This chapter deals with the development of energy system analysis tools and methodologies that are suitable for the design and evaluation of renewable energy system alternatives. The specific purpose of the chapter is to present the energy system analysis model EnergyPLAN and describe how to use the model for the design of relevant alternatives. In the two next chapters, the model is used for the analysis of renewable energy system and alternatives.

The EnergyPLAN model is an input/output energy systems analysis model, which has been developed and expanded on a continuous basis since 1999. The model is deterministic and aims at identifying optimal operation strategies using hourly simulations ...

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