The REopt® platform offers a range of features and capabilities to help commercial, government, and individual users with planning and optimizing renewable energy and energy storage systems.
The following table describes the full breadth of REopt capabilities, including data inputs and variables, and the platform’s outputs and recommendations.
|Drivers||Energy costs and revenue||Utility energy and demand charges, and market participation revenues|
|Economic factors||Technology costs, incentives, and financial parameters|
|Resilience and environmental goals, including:||Minimizing life cycle cost of energy, providing resilience to sustain critical loads during outages, and meeting emissions reduction or percent renewable energy targets|
|Technology Options||Renewable energy generation||Solar photovoltaic, wind, biomass, landfill gas, waste-to-energy, solar water heating, solar ventilation air preheating, and geothermal heat pumps|
|Conventional energy supply||Electric grid, fuel supply, natural gas and diesel generators, and combined heat and power (includes internal combustion engine, combustion turbine, fuel cell, microturbine, backpressure steam turbine, and absorption chiller)|
|Energy storage||Batteries, hot water and chilled water thermal storage, and water tanks|
|Loads||Electric loads and heating and cooling loads||Actual site interval data or simulated data based on DOE commercial reference buildings|
|Dispatchable loads||Electric vehicle charging, water heating, air conditioning, and water treatment|
|Optimized Minimum Cost Solution||Technologies||Recommended technology options and sizes to meet the site's analysis goals|
|Operations||Optimal dispatch strategy for each technology in each hour of the year to achieve the predicted savings|
|Project economics||Capital cost, operating cost, life cycle cost, and net present value|
Email REopt@nrel.gov to learn more about REopt analysis services and the REopt web tool.