A new major version of TESPy has been published. The releases Gibb’s Gallery and User’s Universe feature major improvements in the software.
A new major version of TESPy has been published. The releases Gibb’s Gallery and User’s Universe feature major improvements in the software, amongst others:
Automatic documentation of your TESPy model with LaTeX. Examples are available in the oemof_examples repository, e.g. this report.
Generic user defined equations enhancing the flexibility in modelling.
Generic exergy analysis tool.
Export of fluid property data in a format, that can directly be used for generation of states diagrams in fluprodia.
On top of that, the core of the TESPy components has been reworked to lower the access barriers for new developers.
The new version also comes with an new API, therefore minor changes in your model will be necessary. Read about all changes necessary in the release notes of Gibb’s Gallery and the release notes of User’s Universe. You will find all new features available in those notes, too.
We are about to move oemof.org to a new web space. To allow for a smooth transition, the new page (this one) is already on-line. So, hopefully, the posts announcing the transitions here and there (at the old site) will be the mayor signs of the relocations. But there is more:
Improved control: By doing more on our own, we have more flexibility on what we do. Several times already, we came to the point that we wanted to implement something for the page but were not able to because of our web page plan. This will be different from now on.
Improved data protection: The first thing we use our newly gained power for, is sniping of the trail of your data to third parties. Also, hosting has moved from the US to Europe.
More to come: This is not planned to be a relaunch but a smooth transition. Honestly, I would not even write this if I did not have to test the post notification mailer.
2020 – what a year – the second digital meeting was held in the internet 😉 We had more than 20 participants. The establishment of the oemof foundation is nearing completion. In this year’s social event a neighbourhood board game App was played in the Alpha. Due to the many bugs the challenge became a last-man-standing (winner: Patrik).
Please register by writing your name in the wiki, or by adding a short comment in the issue. If you are only interested in a few session, please also indicate that in your comment, or write your name directly to the sessions.
The next oemof developer meeting will be held from Wednesday the 2nd to Friday the 4th of December 2020. It will be an online event full of virtual workshops and discussions about technical and organisational aspects of oemof. One topic will be the current status of the “oemof foundation” (working title), which is planned be incorporated at the next in-person meeting.
Anyone who is interested is cordially invited to participate and to contribute topics. All topics including additional information will be collected at the oemof organisation wiki page for the 2020 December Meeting. If you want to register, please contact us in the according ticket at GitHub. You can also suggest additional topics at the same place, we will continue shaping the agenda based on your input at least until the 23rd of November.
With DHNx, we introduce a package for district heating network optimization and simulation models.
The aim of DHNx is to develop a library for the planning and modelling of district heating network systems. The package has two main features: the optimization (routing and sizing) of district heating network systems, and the hydraulic and thermal simulation of a district heating network with given pipe diameters.
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.
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.
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.