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KiBaM

Version 1.00
December, 2004

We encourage you to evaluate this test version and send us your feedback. Simply download this file and run the installation program.

The Kinetic Battery Model was developed at the Renewable Energy Research Lab specifically for use in quasisteady time series simulation of power producing systems that incorporate battery storage. It is a kinetic type battery storage model that combine both phenomenological and physical effects. This model is implemented in the Hybrid2 hybrid power system simulation software.

Recently, the model was implemented as a stand-alone application and improved as part of the Battery Lifetime Modelling Benchmarking project. This application may be download for evaluation.

Further information on the model may be obtained from the following:

  1. Manwell, J. F. and J. G. McGowan. Lead acid battery storage model for hybrid energy systems. Solar Energy, 1993. 50(5): p. 399.
  2. Manwell, J. F. and J. G. McGowan. Extension of the Kinetic Battery Model for Wind/Hybrid Power Systems. In 5th European Wind Energy Association Conference. 1994. Thessaloniki, Macedonia, Greece.
  3. Manwell, J. F., et al. Evaluation of Battery Models for Wind/Hybrid Power System Simulations. In 5th European Wind Energy Association Conference. 1994. Thessaloniki, Macedonia, Greece.
  4. Manwell, J. F., et al. HYBRID2- A Hybrid System Simulation Model — Theory Manual. 1997. National Renewable Energy Laboratory.
  5. Manwell, J. F., et. al. Improvements to the Hybrid2 Battery Model. American Wind Energy Association Windpower 2005 Conference, Denver.