Optimization of Renewable Energy-Based Autonomous Device Operation Using Simulation
AGH University of Science and Technology, Department of Applied Computer Science, Kraków, Poland
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Off-grid devices, such as autonomous lamps, are finding numerous applications in locations with no power grid availability. These devices rely on built-in generators, usually small PV panels or wind turbines, and batteries which allow the energy to be stored and utilized at appropriate time. Dedicated power device simulators are used to establish possible operation paths given uncertain parameters with regard to power generation, storage and consumption. The obtained data series are integrated into a graph search space which can be processed using various planning algorithms. An example of such scenario is given, along with example data obtained during preliminary research.
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