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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TESPy v0.3.0 – Mayer’s Merit

The third major version of TESPy – Mayer’s Merit – has been released together with a paper in the Journal of Open Source Software, available at the Open Journals website. The new version carries many new features, improved calculation stability for fluid mixtures and back end changes. Continue reading “TESPy v0.3.0 – Mayer’s Merit”

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.

TESPy v0.2.x – Clausius’ Circus and Fourier’s Fable

The second major version (Clausius’ Circus) of TESPy has been released in January 2020 and version 0.2.1 – Fourier’s Fable just three weeks after. The release contains many back end improvements to facilitate future development as well as some new features. Continue reading “TESPy v0.2.x – Clausius’ Circus and Fourier’s Fable”

First release of oemof.thermal (v0.0.1)

We are happy to announce the first release of the oemof.thermal package (v0.0.1) to model thermal energy systems: https://github.com/oemof/oemof-thermal

The package includes the following four components: stratified thermal storage, compression heat pumps and chillers, solar thermal collectors and concentrating solar power.

Please find the documentation of the components and examples here: https://oemof-thermal.readthedocs.io/en/stable/

If you find bugs or have suggestions for improvement we would be happy if you write an issue here: https://github.com/oemof/oemof-thermal/issues

Biggest community ever at the anniversary developer meeting

The oemof community gathered from 4th to 6th of December 2019 for the developer meeting in the Beuth-Halle at Beuth University of Applied Sciences. Besides the celebration of oemof’s 5th birthday we intensely worked together (among others) on the further development of oemof libraries, the facades structure of components, rolling horizon approaches, GitHub Workflows and the improvement of the website. We gathered first ideas for an oemof foundation and shared experiences with paid support. We also decided the unbundling of oemof and solph, so that the next major release will be a v0.4.0 solph release. Apart from the intense work we celebrated oemof’s 5th birthday with a nice birthday cake and a funny presentation of the history of oemof’s development.

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Anniversary developer meeting – Final agenda

The next oemof developer meeting starts soon. From Wednesday the 4th (noon) until Friday the 6th of December 2019 (noon) we will meet at the Beuth Hochschule für Technik in Berlin.

Please find the final agenda and the venue here: https://github.com/oemof/organisation/wiki/Meeting-December-2019
A detailed description of the topics can be found at: https://etherpad.wikimedia.org/p/oemof_dev_meeting_dec_2019

Some space for additional sessions is still left.

There will also be a poster session with space for 10 posters. You can present your current work and have the chance to connect with other developers in your scientific field. As the winter meeting has a developer focus, we would like the contributions to address your ongoing developments, interesting new methods, or approaches worth discussing. There are no formal requirements. If you want to show your problems and approaches, feel free to bring a collection of A4/A3 pages and pin them on the board so we can discuss. We prefer an interesting exchange to shiny perfectionism, so a more improvised version would count as a poster as well.

If you like to participate, have topics to add, plan to bring a poster, or only want to be part of oemof’s 5-years birthday party (Wednesday, 4th of December, 17 pm), please register until November 27th 2019 via caroline.moeller@rl-institut.de.

Anyone who is interested is cordially invited! We are looking forward to meeting you in Berlin!