BESS: The Building Energy System Simulator
Software download and documentation page
DescriptionBESS is a user-friendly software package that can be used to simulate building energy systems using solid oxide fuel cells (SOFCs), compressed air energy storage (CAES), and renewable energy (solar, wind, etc.). You enter key design parameters and demand profiles for power and heating services for your building and it uses models developed at the MACC to determine the system performance on a hour by hour basis for an entire year of use, along with many key performance metrics. Suitable for anyone interested in using SOFCs for building-scale or community-scale applications.
DownloadsBESS v1.0 - Windows only
Documentation for BESS v1.0 - (coming soon)
Disclaimer: The software comes with no warranty, express or implied, or guarantee of their accuracy or correctness. Software is a tools for planning purposes only.
License and Citation: These files are free to use for non-commercial purposes only. Any modifications, copies, or deriviatives of these files must include a proper citation of the corresponding journal article.