Pv-Optim: A Smart Adaptive Optimization and Control Software Architecture and Functionalities for Prosumers

16 Pages Posted: 5 Feb 2023

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Adela Bâra

Bucharest University of Economic Studies

Simona Vasilica Oprea

Bucharest University of Economic Studies

Abstract

The future development of the energy sector is clearly influenced by Renewable Energy Sources (RES) and their efficient integration along with storage facilities. The main hindrance with the wind or PV systems is that their output is highly volatile and less predictable. However, the utility of the RES can be further enhanced by prediction, optimization and control algorithms as well as Internet of Things (IoT). The scope of this paper is to disseminate a smart adaptive optimization and control software for prosumers, namely PV-OPTIM, that is developed to maximize the consumption from local PV systems and, if the solar energy is not available, to minimize the cost by finding the best operational time slots. Furthermore, PV-OPTIM aims to increase the Self-Sustainable Ratio (SSR). If storage is available at the prosumers’ side, PV-OPTIM protects the battery lifetime. Both PV-OPTIM software architecture and functionalities, including interactions, are depicted in order to promote and replicate its usage. By promoting software applications to enhance RES and their benefits, we estimate that pro-environmental attitude and awareness will be amplified.

Keywords: software development, load optimization and control, prosumers, renewables, self-sustainable ratio

Suggested Citation

Bâra, Adela and Oprea, Simona Vasilica, Pv-Optim: A Smart Adaptive Optimization and Control Software Architecture and Functionalities for Prosumers. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=4348790 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.4348790

Adela Bâra (Contact Author)

Bucharest University of Economic Studies ( email )

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Simona Vasilica Oprea

Bucharest University of Economic Studies ( email )

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