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AaronRichyM
Negative Energy Generation

Hi,
I performed a simulation for a Solar PV system. I get the following values.
I fail to understand the negative energy values.Moreover, the value is too low.

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mcs41
Sensitivity to debt and equity closing costs

Hello,
I am using SAM for a project comparing different ownership structure options for PV. I used the parametrics function to study the sensitivity of projects to debt closing costs and equity closing costs. What I have found is that projects that have higher LCOEs tend to be more sensitive to changes in the debt and equity closing costs. This feels counter intuitive to me because it seems like the effect of the costs would be more diluted in more expensive projects. Do you have any insight into why I would be seeing that effect?

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Tulio
CSP steam generation

Greetings,

I'm a chemical engineering student and for my final project in university I'm studying applications of CSP technologies for steam generation. I just started using SAM and I couldn't find out how to extract that kind of information. Is it possible to obtain data for steam generation or even heat output for CSP technologies?

Thank you

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klucas@energy.s...
Changing month to calculate rolled over kWh?

Hi,

Is there a way to change the month when the "Sell rate for kWh rolled over at end of year" calculation takes place? It seems that SAM defaults to cashing out credits at the end of December, but a number of states have a different month that allows kWh to be carried forward through the winter before being cashed out (for example, Maryland is the end of April at a generation-only rate).

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oavaldezi
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'Cash Flow' results tab doesn't have scroll bars

The 'Cash Flow' results tab doesn't have scroll bars: I have to maximize and then restore the SAM window for the scrollbar to appear.

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oavaldezi
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Federal Income Tax schedule (instead of flat rate) error

I've entered a Federal Income Tax schedule, with the rate at 0% for the first 10 years, and 30% afterwards. When I export to Excel with formulas, the values for "After-tax value of energy generated by system" and "After-tax cash flow" are in error, because their formulas reference the "federal_tax_rate" name, and they should reference the "AnnualTaxFederal" name.

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fatima ibrahim ...
error 612 when displaying report on pvsystems

i updated the latest version 2017 and when i create a report it shows the performance model but does not display the financial aspect instead about four error messages error 612... i have uninstalled and reinstalled but still no progress.

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tric
Irradiance data validity check too restrictive?

Dear SAM team,

I have encountered some errors relating to invalid irradiance data recently. The specific message I got are of this type:
out of range global irradiance 1513 W/m2 at time [y:2010 m:5 d:26 h:13], set to zero

Due to cloud enhancement, it is actually possible that the available irradiance can exceed the extraterrestrial irradiance for minutes at a time in extreme cases, see related reads below for readers of this thread. In my case I was simulating the system with minute data, containing such extreme values.

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vas013
hourly sub-array output

Is it possible to get the hourly sub-array DC output? I am modelling a system with 3 sub-arrays; facing east, north (southern hemisphere) and west. I would like to optimise the sizing for each sub-array if possible, but can't find the hourly data. There is hourly current and voltage, so presumably it is calculated?

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cgiron
O&M Production-based expense

Good morning,

I'm looking for information on how to modify the cost of O&M Production-Based Expense that is calculated for the Solar PV commercial model. I would like to know if there is a way to do it without having to export to excel?

Thanks

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