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Paul Gilman
Registering SAM

When you start SAM for the first time after installing it, it displays the SAM Registration window where you provide an email address to register your copy of SAM. Registration is free, and allows us to keep count of how many people are using SAM. We use this information in our reports to the U.S. Department of Energy, which funds NREL's work on SAM, making it possible for you to use the software for free.

To register SAM:

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installation error

Hello sir,

I have some error, when i open SAM. I have Attached error message

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SSC Build Error

I am building the SAM Open Source and ran into an issue in building the SSC solution. Attached is the image of the error message I get.

I tried deleting google test and re-building and releasing it because of the C1083 error code suggesting a file missing in the googletest. I also have tried multiple different folders in the google test as my environment variables.

Do you have any other suggestions?

Thank you,


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Where is a SAM user file stored in my computer

When I leave SAM I don't see where I can save it to a file, so I just close it. I assume there is a file somewhere, and I click the open file button when I start SAM back up, but don't know where to go find it.

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Congratulations on open source

Just a quick congratulations on making SAM open source! This is a truly wonderful resource and I am sure that the open source community will contribute a great deal to the future development of SAM. Just a small question - can you add Linux to the choice of OS in the profile options?

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Is it possible to change my SAM registration email?

I will stop using the email address I registered with SAM. How can I change it?

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Installing and using SAM on ubuntu/python

I installed SAM (linux) on the server.


I also copied the file from the distribution.

I tried running the code at but ran into some challenges.

What are the other missing steps that others have taken?

I would love to connect with anyone that is using the python wrapper on ubuntu to talk to SAM sdk only without running the full app and from python.


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SSC Guide Missing From SDK

Recently I downloaded the SAM SDK, v.2.17r2.

The SSC_Guide PDF is missing from this download. Is there an alternate location where I can download the guide directly? I've attached an image of the unzipped download for reference. Also, I the PDF is not present in the unzipped files.

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Registering SAM


I am facing issues when registering SAM.
I get the message

SAM could not connect to NREL servers to verify your registration key.
This might be caused by a problem with your internet connection. Click Confirm to try again or Skip for now to continue without registering.

when starting up for the first time.

And when I click confirm with the provided key, I get the following

The registration key could not be verified. Please check the key and internet connection.

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I can not download software 'Solarpilot' in nrel website, everyone can?

I can not download software 'Solarpilot' in nrel website, everyone can?

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