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Wind, storage and back-up system designer

Peak demand, wind and back-up power / energy usage and storage capacity calculator

For the specification and design of renewable energy electricity generation systems which successfully smooth intermittent wind generation to serve customer demand, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and 52 weeks a year.

Adopting the recommendations derived from scientific computer modelling, the tables offer rows of previously successful modelled system configurations - row A, a configuration with no back-up power and rows B to H offering alternative ratios of wind power to back-up power. Columns consist of adjustable power and energy values in proportion to fixed multiplier factors.

The wind power generation Capacity Factor (C.F.) percentage can be adjusted too. The recommended energy storage capacity is about 90% of one day's average energy generation.

Grid Watch Demand
Focus Table
Row   Peak demand
      units:
Daily Usage
MWh
Wind power MW
Capacity Factor %
Wind energy
per day - MWh
Storage
MWh
Back-up power
MW
A 
B 
C 
D 
E 
F 
G 
H 

Wind Generation Capacity
Focus Table
Row   Peak demand
      units:
Daily Usage
MWh
Wind power MW
Capacity Factor %
Wind energy
per day - MWh
Storage
MWh
Back-up power
MW
A  
B  
C  
D  
E  
F  
G  
H  

Off-grid daily usage
Focus Table
Row     Daily Usage (max)
units: Wh
Wind power W
Capacity Factor %
Wind energy
per day - Wh
Storage
Wh
Back-up power
W
A
B
C
D
E
F
G
H

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