Advanced Integrated Power Systems (AIPS)
Final technical rept. 1 Oct 2007-30 Jun 2012
APPLIED RESEARCH ASSOCIATES INC PANAMA CITY FL
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The objective of this effort was to determine the ability to save fuel used for generating electricity in an austere location for a military deployment application. The contractor performed testing of four different systems with two different loading scenarios. The loading scenarios were based off a repeatable block program to allow direct comparison of different systems. The results showed that the system with both energy storage and solar energy saved approximately 43 of the fuel consumed by the baseline system, while just adding energy storage showed 23 savings. The test also revealed that almost no savings were achieved by adding solar power without energy storage. Comparing the baseline system at the two loads indicated that a 32 reduction in energy demand resulted in only 12 reduction in fuel consumption by generators.