1st Release of the Storage Viability Optimization Web (SVOW) Tool
[1 July, 2010] The first release of the Industrial, Agricultural, and Water (IAW) Storage Viability and Optimization Web Service (SVOW) is now available for user testing, and we welcome feedback.
This web based calculator aims to provide IAW facilities with basic guidance on whether available storage technologies or photovoltaics (PV) of interest merit deeper analysis. Since the IAW sectors encompass a broad range of facilities with fundamentally different characteristics, the tool starts by asking the user to select a load profile from a limited cohort group of example facilities. These examples may be modified by the user to better fit a site’s unique circumstances. After the load profile selection, the user will be prompted to select a tariff, the cost option, and so on, until all of the parameters are specified. Based on the user selections, the solution set will be adjusted to provide ballpark results to the user.
Please click here for more information on the tool and how to access it.