This package provides tools to model thermal energy components as an extension of oemof.solph, e.g. compression heat pumps, concentrating solar plants, thermal storages and solar thermal collectors.
The aim of oemof.thermal is to create a toolbox for building models of thermal energy systems. Modeling thermal energy systems requires specific preprocessing and postprocessing steps whose detail exceeds the generic formulation of components in oemof.solph. Currently, most of the functions collected here are intended to be used together with oemof.solph. However, in some instances they may be useful independently of oemof.solph.
oemof.thermal is rather new and under active development. Contributions are welcome.
Install oemof.thermal by running
pip install oemof.thermal
in your virtualenv. In your code, you can import modules like e.g.:
from oemof.thermal import concentrating_solar_power
Also, have a look at the examples.
Find the documentation at https://oemof-thermal.readthedocs.io.
Everybody is welcome to contribute to the development of oemof.thermal. The developer guidelines of oemof are in most parts equally applicable to oemof.thermal.
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