Green and Renewable Energy

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Ripple Energy Studio
is the only free and easy-to-use software that models Electrical and Thermal energy simultaneously as part of a single green energy system. Renewable energy reduces greenhouse gas emissions and environment impacts while saving money over the long term.

Check out our resource guide below to learn more about the renewable energy Components which Ripple Energy Studio supports, and what each of these energy sources can add to your project.

Alternative Energy Components


Ripple Energy Studio
allows you to model six alternative energy components simultaneously with just a few clicks, and no technical expertise required.

The following slides describe each component.

Solar Electrical

Solar Electrical Panel
Commonly referred to as Solar PV, these panels absorb sunlight to generate electrical energy. An array of photovoltaic cells are connected to an inverter and other devices in order to convert photons into usable electricity.

Solar Thermal

Solar Thermal Panel
Solar panels which absorb sunlight to generate thermal energy.
The absorbed heat is stored in a water tank that can be used for domestic hot water or space heating.

CHP (Combined Heat and Power)

CHP CogeneratorA cogenerator which produces both electricity and heat as usable energy from a low emission fuel. With CHP a greater allocation leads to higher efficiency as more usable energy will be produced to meet the system demand.

Geothermal

Geothermal Generator
A system of underground pipes which transfers energy from the ground using heat pumps. Geothermal makes use of moderate and relatively constant ground temperature to provide heating, cooling, and domestic hot water thereby reducing overall consumption of energy.

Thermal Storage

Thermal Storage
An active form of Geothermal, which stores surplus heat underground for later extraction. Heat pumps connected to underground pipes transfer energy from this system using the ground for storage and insulation, effectively cooling or heating depending on the seasonal requirement.

Electrical Storage

Electrical Storage Chemical Battery
Electrochemical cells which store surplus energy produced by the system to offset future demand. This storage reduces energy waste and generation costs, increasing overall efficiency.

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