The decision was taken to co-operate with Evonik Energy Services in the development of a solar library for Evonik’s commercial simulation tool EBSILON®Professional. While DLR acts as a technological partner, Evonik Energy Services is responsible for sales, distribution and support of the tool. DLR itself is going to substitute most of its in-house codes by this new tool.
The new library EbsSolar can be used to perform steady-state simulations of parabolic trough and Linear Fresnel collector fields together with the power block and all relevant sub-components. The structure of the library will allow performing detailed simulation of the field based on individual solar collectors. For yearly analysis a collector field model is available that can easily be parameterized without knowledge of the exact field layout. A special storage element will open the way to simulate systems with thermal storage within the same simulation environment. A sufficient number of model parameters guarantees that the user can adapt the simulation model to his specific needs.
The tool will be available in the next EBSILON®Professional Release which is announced for end of 2009. The tool is presented at the SolarPACES 2009 conference in Berlin.
- Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt (DLR)- Evonik Energy Services GmbH