Systems Performance Laboratory
The Energy Systems Integration Facility's System Performance Laboratory is a one-of-a-kind testing space that connects appliances, a home, and even a community in an end-to-end energy ecosystem.
The Systems Performance Laboratory offers the following capabilities.
The residential loads hub contains two residential electrical systems with associated smart home appliance suites aimed at facilitating research in home energy management.
Home electrical panel infrastructure, appliances, sub-metering, research electrical distribution bus (REDB) access, natural gas supply
Small Commercial Loads
The small commercial loads hub includes building electrical infrastructure with common outlets and mounting infrastructure for appliances and distributed energy resources for demonstrating building energy management.
Home electrical panel infrastructure, appliances, sub-metering, REDB access, natural gas supply, real-time digital simulator
Commercial Photovoltaics with Array
The commercial photovoltaic (PV) hub enables demonstration and testing of commercial PV inverters and includes access to rooftop PV panels.
House power, REDB access, rooftop array access
Small Commercial Power Hardware in the Loop
The small commercial power-hardware-in-the-loop (PHIL) test bay is dedicated to small-scale power hardware-in-the-loop studies of inverters and other commercial equipment.
House power, REDB access, fume hood, noise isolation, PV simulator, natural gas supply
Multi-Inverter Power Hardware in the Loop
The multi-inverter test bay is dedicated to simultaneous small-scale PHIL studies of multiple inverters and other commercial equipment.
House power, REDB access, noise isolation, equipment mounting structure, grid simulator, PV simulator
Cyber Security Power Hardware in the Loop
The cyber security test bay is dedicated to small-scale PHIL of distributed generation management networks and cybersecurity protections integrated with power electronics.
House power, REDB access, noise isolation, cyber security distributed generation management testbed, Opal-RT
- Whisker Labs Peel-and-Stick Submetering
- Smart Home Hardware-in-the-Loop
- Cyber testbed
- SolarCity and the Hawaiian Electric Companies