Maps Spa, has developed the ROSE Energy Community Platform, a software for the management of renewable energy communities which uses Artificial Intelligence to optimise the management of renewable energy sources and economic performance.
In order to facilitate and favour the preliminary assessments relating to RECs, it provides the ROSE Energy Community Designer, the ROSE module for the feasibility study of energy community projects (REC) or of collective self-consumption communities (CSC), online and in free mode.
The Energy Community Designer allows simulating the consumption of residential users by using the consumption classes provided by an RSE research project (Italian Research on Energy System). These consumption classes consider statistical hourly consumption profiles (Kw/h), the number of people, the electrical household appliances and the season.
The online simulator allows estimating the production of photovoltaic systems using hourly production profiles based on solar radiation data averaged over the last few years, coming from satellite databases, and hypothesising the use of crystalline silicon systems with fixed mounting and fixed tilt and orientation.
The use of statistical data on an hourly basis allows assessing hour by hour the estimated performances of the community, displayed on a monthly or daily basis, thus also enabling evaluations on relevant variables such as seasonal consumption and production.
Similarly, the storage systems are optimised based on their theoretical capacity with the aim of maximising the shared energy of the energy community, hypothesising the use of generic storage without taking into account technical constraints dependent on the technology used.
The simulation of the energy community is based on the current parameters required by law and allows viewing, on an annual, monthly or daily basis:
- The total energy produced, fed in, taken and shared
- The estimate of explicit and implicit incentives
- The percentage of self-consumption
At the same time, the simulator’s dashboard provides several charts to compare the shared energy with the energy fed in and taken, allowing a visual and easy-to-read performance assessment. In addition, there are other charts that allow comparing the energies and the hourly distribution of the incentive. Finally, it is possible to view the individual curves of consumption, production and the optimised storage use profile.
Given the experimental and transitional phase of the renewable energy communities, the Designer is created to adapt to future changes in the regulations and the technical specifications.
In fact, from the administration interface, the user can modify the parameters provided for by the current legislation that determine the calculation of incentives to also simulate and foresee changes in the regulatory scenario.
If you want to start now to estimate the profitability of your projects and to define a sustainable business model for your company, register now and try the basic version of our energy community simulator for free by visiting the dedicated page.