I discovered an error in SAM calculation of Energy Value for future year Cash Flows.
Set up a default residential PV flat plate, then check the "Normalize supplied load profile" in Electric Load Data. Run the sim and look at Cash Flows. Year 18 = $972.06, Year 19 = $966.12. It should always increase.
This happens in all simulations I run when I "Normalize supplied load profile" or even if I upload "User entered hourly data".
A jagged sawtooth ramping of Energy Value appears in Cash Flows, rather than the smooth inflation increase expected.