Source Code

UPDATE 9/6/2017: This page is out of date. Please see SAM Open Source for information about the SAM source code.

The System Advisor Model (SAM) is not an open source software project. However, the portions of SAM's source code listed here are available and may be used under the terms of the license below.

For documentation of the algorithms used in SAM, please see the Performance Model Documentation and Financial Model Documentation pages of this website.

Source Code

  • PV shading database lookup (ZIP 3.6 MB)
  • Self-shading geometry calculations for one-axis trackers (ZIP 2.1 MB)

License

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