Biomass Power

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Prosper Awuni
Minimum feedstock to run

I am trying to calculate the energy output from a biomass power plant. I changed a few parameters for the input data but there seems to be something wrong since the simulation results doesn't give any details on the energy output and a lot of the other parameters. What should I consider changing. Attached is a copy of the simulation results.
Thank you.

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hoseinihh
Biomass Transportation Cost

Hi,

I was wondering where I should enter the transportation and harvest cost for biomass in SAM. If I divide these costs by total capacity, I would get cost per kW. Are these costs part of the variable operating costs? And, if yes, how can I convert this kW number to kWh?

Thanks

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Suzan
Nominal or Real LCOE

Dear Paul;

Thank you for very useful replies. However, I have some questions?

1- Which prefer to use Nominal or Real LCOE in biomass model. the analysis period 20 years?. However the inflation rate in Egypt is 8%

2- How SAM computes Gross annual energy in biomass model?

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Suzan
LCOE calculator

Dear,
when I run My LCOE calculator model of biomass the value of the outputs in metrice is NAN.
I don't know why?

Please, answer me.

Metric Value
Annual energy (year 1) NaN
Annual biomass usage (year 1) 93,000 dry tons/yr
Capacity factor (year 1) NaN
Levelized cost of energy NaN

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Suzan
inflation rate

Dears:
I would like to ask, Is there a limit of the value of inflation rate in the input page?.
I have created a model of biomass power plant. but when I set inflation rate to 8% the model cannot detect the IRR.

Thanks in advance

Suzan

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Mark Burger
Cannot open SAM on OS X El Capitan

Hello, I have downloaded SAM onto my Mac which has El Capitan. When I double click to open, I get a "There is no application set to open the document" message whether I try to open from the HD, applications or download. Please advise and thanks.

Mark Burger

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mark.norman
Feature request: System design - inverter types and their string sizes

Feature request: System design - inverter types and their string sizes
Can the following be considered for each subarray?
1) different inverters
2) different string lengths

Also can the following be considered
1) Increased number of sub-arrays
2) flexible application of string lengths to multiple input (MPPT) invterters.

Thanks for a great product
Mark

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Ikechukwu
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Nigerian weather data file

I need the Nigerian hourly weather data file.

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Paul Gilman
Case File

Is there an example file for a biopower system?

If you want to see an example of a system in SAM, just create a case with the combination of performance model and financial model for the project you want to investigate. Here are step-by-step instructions to see an example of a biopower system; you can use the same technique to start modeling a photovoltaic, wind, or other type of system:

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Paul Gilman
Citing SAM

SAM is free software, and you are welcome to use it for your academic research and for commercial uses. In your citations, references list, or bibliography, we ask that we attribute your use of SAM to the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, which develops the software, and the U.S. Department of Energy who funds NREL's work.

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