Ampt, a DC optimizer firm for large-scale photovoltaic (PV) programs, has built-in its merchandise into the energy storage modeling software program resolution from Fractal Energy Storage Consultants, an energy storage and renewable energy consulting and engineering agency.
Users of the Fractal Model software program can now mannequin their PV solar-plus-storage tasks together with Ampt string optimizers to design lower-cost and higher-performing programs.
The Fractal Model is used globally by electrical utilities, IPPs, builders, EPCs and integrators to carry out battery storage sizing, dispatch and monetary evaluation. The software program consists of a technoeconomic modeling platform used throughout venture design and growth, due diligence and RFP analysis to supply investment-grade efficiency and price evaluation and simulations.
Ampt string optimizers are DC/DC converters that enhance system efficiency and decrease the price of PV power vegetation and DC-coupled energy storage programs. Ampt’s know-how is utilized in quite a lot of PV solar functions with merchandise ranging in power as much as 70 kW which can be utilized in system voltages as much as 1,500 VDC.
“Fractal is committed to providing its customers with access to the most comprehensive modeling capabilities,” says Judy McElroy, CEO of Fractal, “We are pleased to include Ampt products in our software to expand the options available to our users when optimizing their PV and energy storage systems.”
Fractal supplies technical design, monetary evaluation, procurement, purchase and promote facet due diligence, technoeconomic fashions, controls integration, and proprietor’s engineer companies for energy storage and hybrid tasks. Fractal has supplied consulting companies together with technical design and monetary evaluation to over 600 utility-scale tasks and greater than 6 GW of battery storage.
“Fractal’s software provides investment-grade modeling capabilities to optimize the design and improve the economics of PV+storage power plants,” states Levent Gun, Ampt’s CEO. “Now developers can also use Fractal’s software to quantify the benefits of Ampt’s fixed-voltage DC architecture.”