REopt Model Inputs and Outputs
The REopt™ model employs an integrated approach to optimizing the energy costs at a site by considering a range of project inputs and outputs.
The model's inputs include electricity and thermal energy consumption, water demand, resource availability and technology options, and other drivers such as complex tariff structures, incentives, net metering, and interconnection limits. Outputs include optimal energy technologies and system sizes, recommendations for system operations and dispatch, and an assessment of project economics.
REopt models the following energy technologies:
- Solar photovoltaics (PV)
- Solar hot water
- Solar ventilation air preheating
- Wind turbines
- Biomass heating, electricity, and combined heat and power
- Waste-to-energy heating, electricity, and combined heat and power
- Landfill gas heating, electricity, and combined heat and power
- Ground-source heat pumps
- Fuel cells
- Electric storage
- Thermal storage
- Water treatment and storage
- Dispatchable heating and cooling
- Energy conservation measures (via Open Studio)
- Natural gas and diesel generation
- Utility grid.