An emulator of combined Photovoltaic and Solar Thermal (CPS) systems is presented. Inorder to carry out early testing on the design of such systems, a - microcontrolled based - hardware board has been designed, implemented and tested. This emulator is able run several typical daily solarirradiation patterns as a function of the seasons and a complete solar thermal and photovoltaic model that depends on a very flexible set of parameters characterizing the real CPS behaviour.By properly varying these parameters many different CPS models can easily be created and tailored to the energy performance needed for a predefined target application. Beside these functionalities, the CPS emulator is also capable to produce a set of output signals whose characteristics match the ones produced by a real CPS system. Moreover the CPS emulator can easily accelerate the real time clock up to 60 times faster, so speeding up the logging phases during tests.
|Numero di pagine||5|
|Stato di pubblicazione||Published - 2010|