Recent Improvements in PV+Battery Modeling in NREL's System Advisor Model

Research output: NRELPoster


This poster covers recent updates to the NREL System Advisor Model's battery model that can be coupled to the PV model to add value to both front of meter and behind the meter systems. Topics include new dispatch algorithms focusing on smoothing the output of a PV plant to meet ramp rate requirements and responding to price signals to maximize system revenue, validated battery lifetime models, grid outage simulations and resiliency metrics, and the new levelized cost of storage (LCOS) metric. We will also share preliminary results from NREL analysis projects using these features.
Original languageAmerican English
StatePublished - 2022

Publication series

NamePresented at the PV Performance Modeling and Monitoring Workshop, 23-24 August 2022, Salt Lake City, Utah

NREL Publication Number

  • NREL/PO-7A40-83677


  • battery
  • battery dispatch
  • battery lifetime
  • levelized cost of storage
  • SAM
  • System Advisor Model


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