The “Dynamic Cutoff” application enables the IMEON inverter to adjust in real time the charging threshold of the batteries (threshold after which they need to recharge), according to predictions made by artificial intelligence algorithms.
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When the “Dynamic Cutoff” application is not running, the user can use the “Seasonnal Cutoff” application to set charging threshold for the battery. The thresholds are set at a fixed level when using the “Seasonnal Cutoff”, while whith the “Dynamic Cutoff” application, the IMEON inverter will dynamically adjust the charging thresholds taking into account the datas from artificial intelligence algorithms. These algorithms integrate the following data:
– Data from the “Weather Coupling” application
– Data reported by the “Forecast Consumption” application
In order to understand the difference in system behavior between the Seasonnal Cutoff application and the Dynamic Cutoff application, we will simulate the operation of both applications on a sunny winter day:
Using Seasonnal Cutoff: the installer has installed lithium batteries and has set a minimum state of charge (SOC) of 85% of the battery bank for this month because he believes that there is not enough sunlight at this time to be sure that the batteries will be able to recharge if he allows a deeper discharge. That day, there is a lot of sunshine so at 11am the batteries are charged and the discharge begins. The electricity consumption is quite important, at 1pm the batteries have reached the 85% SOC minimum so the batteries stop powering the house. The electrical network takes over to provide additional power to the solar energy while waiting for the batteries to recharge again.
By using “Dynamic Cutoff”: the installer does not have to set anything. If we take the same example, at 11am the discharge starts, at 1pm the batteries reach 85% of SOC. In this case, the inverter will take into account the production and consumption forecasts to realize that there will be a significant amount of surplus energy today and that it can therefore allow the battery to discharge much deeper, up to 40% SOC for example, because the production will be more than enough to fully recharge the battery before the end of the day.
On the day given as an example, in both cases the battery is recharged in the evening, but in the first case it was used at 85% SOC and in the second case at 40% SOC. The battery therefore provided a lot of energy in the case where the “Dynamic Cutoff” application is used and the system therefore generated greater energy savings (since the network was not solicited).
Much more than a manufacturer of solar hybrid inverters, IMEON ENERGY is constantly developing new software applications and working on projects related to artificial intelligence in order to improve the performance of its solutions and the satisfaction of owners of IMEON hybrid inverters.
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