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Energy & Environment

Despite the fossil fuels price fluctuation cycles, energy companies are focusing on medium - long term results to achieve growth or stay abreast of the competition. Investments in R&D and technology are vital to maintaining a long-term competitive edge while controlling costs and managing risks. 

The modeFRONTIER multidisciplinary approach and automation capabilities allow researchers to keep pace with a fast and competitive market, and to accelerate innovation. Through numerical technologies, modeling and analytic tools, it supports engineers and decision makers in understanding the wealth of complex information, leading to improved energy management.


Applications of modeFRONTIER
in the Energy & Environment field

modeFRONTIER is the ideal platform to evaluate and improve new energy concepts and has been used across a wide spectrum of applications, including :

  • wind turbine blades
  • renewable energy systems
  • net zero energy buildings
  • insulation and space conditioning
  • solar cells
  • roof photovoltaic systems
  • cogeneration systems and plants

Few examples:


Developing technologies to reduce emissions from these sources is essential for controlling atmospheric levels of CO2 because of the widespread reliance on coal as an inexpensive and abundant energy source. This framework provides the means to link the various modules together in order to provide a holistic, systems perspective of plant wide operations. Results of analyses and optimization scenarios performed with the framework are also presented.

Clean energy resources including a wind-turbine and hydroelectric power generation are expected as one of the candidates to resolve the environmental issues facing us. Following the expectation, the demand for generators which have high power and efficiency at low speed revolution and low cost is increasing.

Industrial halls are characterized by their relatively high roof-to-floor ratio, which facilitates ready deployment of renewable energy generation, such as photovoltaic (PV) systems, on the rooftop. This paper performs a cost–benefit analysis in which the monetary return due to electricity generation of PV system is stacked against the annualized cost of the PV system investment.

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