The aim of this report is to describe an Excel tool for simplified Eco-efficiency calculations. The tool was made to make simple environmental and economical evaluations of battery systems. The batteries can be operated in two configurations; cycles or float. In cycles the battery is unloaded and loaded in distinct cycles and in float the battery is continuously unloaded and loaded depending on the current power need.

The tool allows the user to compare different battery systems for the same application in respect to environmental impact (calculated with selected evaluation methods) and cost.

This Dantes report is one in a series of five describing the LCC tools developed by ABB. The others Dantes reports are: 

A summary of the experience of developing these tools is presented in the Dantes report