SWARM - Increasing Households’ Internal PV Consumption and Offering Primary Control Power with Distributed Batteries

  • David SteberEmail author
  • Peter Bazan
  • Reinhard German
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 9424)


This Research in Progress Paper deals with a simulation approach for a virtual mass storage composed of small distributed battery energy storage units, installed in households with a roof-top photovoltaic system. On the one hand the household’s internal consumption of photovoltaic energy is maximized and on the other hand primary control reserve power is provided by a central storage controller. This concept is academically approved and rolled out in the field within this project. First simulation results show a household’s benefit of installing a battery energy storage system and an accurate working of the implemented virtual mass storage.


Central controlled distributed batteries Internal PV consumption Primary control reserve power 



D. Steber and P. Bazan are also a members of “Energy Campus Nürnberg", Fürther Str. 250, 90429 Nürnberg, Germany. Their research was performed as part of the “Energy Campus Nürnberg" and supported by funding through the “Aufbruch Bayern (Bavaria on the move)" initiative of the Bavarian state.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Chair of Computer Networks and Communication SystemsFriedrich-Alexander-University Erlangen-NürnbergErlangenGermany

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