Financial Model Suggestions

  • Sophie
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30 Jun 2020 21:22 #8371 by Sophie
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Thank you NREL team for your plan to constantly improve SAM.  For commercial behind-the-meter solar+storage systems, I would like to see the ability to model a hybrid agreement, whereby solar generation is contracted as a power purchase agreement ($/kWh) and storage is charged as monthly service fee.  This financial arrangement is emerging in some parts of the U.S.  

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  • Ram Mohana Vamsee
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24 Jul 2020 09:36 #8483 by Ram Mohana Vamsee
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Dear SAM Team,

It would be great if you introduce local currency for economic evaluation. I am using SAM for Indian Market and i would love to see the currency in Rupees instead of Dollars.

Thanks & Regards
Vamsee

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24 Jul 2020 15:48 - 24 Jul 2020 15:49 #8485 by Paul Gilman
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Hi Vamsee,

Thank you for the suggestion.

It turns out that the currency symbols in SAM are hard-coded into the user interface in each instance that they appear, so making that a configurable option would require a significant effort.

Some of the options in SAM's financial models were designed specifically for India, such as the debt moratorium and return on equity calculation. We also created a "PV India" getting started wizard that assigns cost values in Rupees (although the dollar symbol is still used). You can find that from the Welcome page when you first start SAM:



For more on that work, please see sam.nrel.gov/international.html .

Best regards,
Paul.
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15 Sep 2020 18:29 #8738 by kaiyer
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Hi Paul:

That is correct. BTW I wrote solvers in LK to do what I requested in the earlier message in the thread.

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22 Sep 2020 16:00 #8770 by Paul Gilman
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Hi Kaiyer,

Would you be willing to share your script? Perhaps we could consider including it as a SAM macro.

Best regards,
Paul.

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22 Sep 2020 17:37 #8771 by kaiyer
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I will send you an email directly

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