Number of leaves per demand kWh/day - a leaf is a pole with solar panels on top Type of root per range of demand kWh/day - there will be more than 5 types of roots (battery houses) and a specific root type will be able to serve a range of customers Max service drop length - a service drop is the cable that connects a customer to the distribution cable Max number of service drops per pole Max distance between poles Max distance between Wifi access point and Wifi mesh node Max distance between Wifi mesh nodes Max distance between Wifi mesh node and PV (solar inverter) Number of customers per street light - across an entire site, there will be a specified ratio defining the number of street lights to service the total number of customers Cost of a pole Cost per meter length of distribution cable
Pole Schedule: Pole ID Site Name Pole Type (one of two types) PV (yes/no) Customers (quantity) Street Light (yes/no) Wifi (yes/no) Corner (yes/no) Longitude Latitude
Root Schedule: Type Longitude Latitude
Customer Schedule: Customer ID Demand (kWh/day) Longitude Latitude Distribution Schedule (Roy can advise if there’s a better way to add up distribution length & connect nodes): Pole ID start Pole ID end Length
Service Drop Schedule: Pole ID start Customer ID end Length
Place a solar panel on poles closest to an electric root.
Place a power meter on each service drop pole.
QUESTION: If a pole has both a service drop and a street light, how many power meters does it need?
Place a wifi root at each electric root.
EXAMPLE Algorithm Inputs (rarely changed): Demand per customer type: Type 1 customer: 0.5 kWh/day Number of leaves per demand kWh/day - 3 kWh/day satisfied by each leaf Type of root per range of demand kWh/day - Type 1: < 20 kWh/day Type 2: 20 to 50 kWh/day Type 3: 50 to 100 kWh/day Type 4: 100 to 150 kWh/day Type 5: >150 kWh/day Max service drop length - 20m Max number of service drops per pole - 4 Max distance between poles - 50m Max distance between Wifi access point (root) and Wifi mesh node - 1km Max distance between Wifi mesh nodes - 500m Max distance between Wifi mesh node and PV (solar inverter) - 50m Number of customers per street light - 4 Cost of a pole - $1000/pole Cost per meter length of distribution cable - $5/m Notes Consider Z axis