oemof.thermal (v0.0.4) – Virtuous Validation

We have just published the fourth release of the oemof.thermal repository.

With the fourth release of oemof-thermal we have validated the compression heat pump, the compression chiller and the stratified thermal storage using data provided by the Universidad Politécnica de Madrid and the energy supplier Naturstrom AG. The results are provided in the documentation.

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oemof.thermal (v0.0.3) – Amazing Absorption

We just published the third release of the oemof.thermal repository.

It’s time to proudly introduce a new component – the absorption chiller. Within the module we provide functions to calculate, among others, the characteristic equation, the coefficient of performance and the cooling capacity. See the documentation for more information.

All modules have been updated to oemof.solph v0.4

See the What’s new section for further details about the third release.

oemof.solph v0.4 – Unique Unbundling

After oemof v0.3.2, we decided to make oemof’s structure more clear: Both, the framework (including e.g. TESPy) and the Package for energy system optimisation (using solph) were called the same – oemof. With the release of v0.4.0, there are now split packages for oemof.solph, oemof.network, and oemof.tools.

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Digital developer and user meeting – Update on technical details

The oemof meeting stream is available for up to 200 participants without registration. The link can be found here: https://ethercalc.org/b2zg1e72npzv

In the stream questions can be asked via the chat.

If you want to be part of the session and be able to talk you have to send an e-mail with the sessions you want to take part to the following address: oemof_spring_meeting_2020@posteo.eu

On Tuesday night you will get an e-mail with all login details. The limit for each session is 22.

Please also register if you are already on this list, but you will have priority.

Looking forward to seeing you soon online!

Digital developer and user meeting – agenda and technical details

Less than a week until the next user/dev meeting will begin. We set up a schedule for the meeting, which might be updated in the next days. We still have some free slots available to organize additional sessions.

For registering, please sign up here (scroll to the bottom). We still have some spots available. If you don’t have sufficient access rights, drop us a line here.

All registered people get access to the web conference. We’ll get in touch with you by mail. The meeting will be streamed including an option for Q&A via chat. The stream will be announced on the wiki page.

If you have any trouble or questions, please ask at contact@oemof.org

 

oemof.thermal (v0.0.2) – Fancy Facades

We just published the second release of the oemof.thermal repository.

A brand-new feature are the facade classes that simplify instantiating the components. Facades for these three components are now ready to be used: SolarThermalCollector, ParabolicTroughCollector and StratifiedThermalStorage.

The documentation has been revised and extended. The repository now has function tests, and the facades are tested with constraints test.

See the What’s new section for further details of the second release.

There will be a tutorial about the oemof.thermal repository at the upcoming virtual oemof developer and user meeting.

oemof developer and user meeting as digital version in May 2020

The oemof developer and user meeting, which was planned for May 13th-15th, will take place within the same time frame as a slimmed version in the virtual world.

The real life meeting in Bremen will be shifted to the second half of the year.

The agenda which is continuously developed can be found here: https://github.com/oemof/organisation/wiki/Meeting-May-2020-%28online%29

News concerning the registration process follow soon.

If you like to contribute a session, please contact us via: https://github.com/oemof/oemof/issues/59 Deadline for contributions is April 30th 2020.

Wonderful windpowerlib release v0.2.0

We are happy to present to you a new major release and therewith freshly revised windpowerlib!

The windpowerlib is a library that provides a set of functions and classes to calculate the power output of wind turbines and farms. It was founded to build a community concentrating on wind power models. Have a look at the what’s new for more information on what has changed and the examples for a quick start into the windpowerlib.

We are also happy to see that the number of users of the windpowerlib is steadily increasing. We therefore find it important to keep the API changes to a minimum from now on and announce changes well in advance. We also decided to support v0.1.3 for some more time in case you don’t want to upgrade your code to v0.2.0.