Powering Our Research: Power Hardware-in-the-Loop (Text Version)

This is the text version of the video "Powering our Research: Power Hardware-in-the-Loop"

Video opens on a close-up shot that pans over data graphs and charts on a large screen and music playing. The NREL logo appears in the top left of the frame. Text over the top says, "Power our Research: Power Hardware-in-the-Loop."

Video cuts to a digital animation of data that is constantly changing. Text over the top says, "Installing new-grid technologies poses risks: financial and operational."

Video cuts to an exterior shot of a researcher working on a large battery energy storage system with wind turbines in the background. Text over the top says, "Hardware, such as large-scale PV or energy storage systems, could act unpredictably when exposed to real-world grid operating conditions …"

Video cuts to an overhead shot of a busy city with cars driving down the streets. Text over the top says, "leaving customers without power and potentially damaging equipment."

Video cuts to a digital animation of an array of solar panels. Text over the top says, "Utilities and device manufacturers need to understand how new technology will perform under realistic operating conditions …"

Video cuts to a close shot of a smart-home application on a tablet with a kitchen in the background. Text over the top says, "… before that technology is connected to the grid."

Video cuts to a close shot of computer components and wires. Text over the top says, "NREL's Power Hardware-in-the-Loop, or PHIL, makes that possible."

Video cuts to a shot panning over equipment in a laboratory, including an inverter and a computer monitor. Text over the top says, "PHIL offers researchers the ability to validate hardware components using real-world conditions, simulated by a computer model."

Video cuts to a close-up shot of data on a piece of equipment. Text over the top says, "The hardware interacts with the simulation in a close-loop environment."

Video cuts to a shot of a researcher working on a computer in a laboratory. Text over the top says, "That information is used to refine simulations and build a higher-fidelity model."

Video cuts to a time-lapse shot of a highway in a city at night with cars driving on the highway. Text over the top says, "This capability saves industry time, money, and resources while supporting the development of next-generation energy systems." The text then changes to say, "Join us. Nrel.gov/esif"

The video cuts to black, and the music fades out.