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Creating a Flywheel Storage Component

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This page allows you view or specify the properties of library flywheels. You can create a new flywheel by copying an existing one. Change the properties as required and give the new component a unique name to distinguish it from others. HOMER adds the new flywheel to your Component Library when you click OK. The new flywheel then appears in the list of available flywheel types on the Flywheel page.

Properties

Variable

Description

Description

A unique name used to identify this type of flywheel

Manufacturer

An optional field used to specify the manufacturer of the flywheel

Website

An optional field to hold the website of the manufacturer

Notes

An optional field used to specify manufacturer contact information, prices, or anything noteworthy

Charge/Discharge Capacity

The maximum amount of power the flywheel can absorb or provide. (HOMER assumes that the flywheel's capacity to absorb power is equal to its capacity to provide power.) This is the amount of operating capacity that the flywheel provides to the system.

Parasitic load

The amount of electricity necessary to operate the flywheel. HOMER models this as a constant electrical load, and considers a system feasible only if it can meet this load at all times during the simulation.

See also

Flywheel

Component Library

Operating Reserve