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Title: Recent Updates to the System Advisor Model (SAM)

Abstract

The System Advisor Model (SAM) is a mature suite of techno-economic models for many renewable energy technologies that can be downloaded for free as a desktop application or software development kit. SAM is used for system-level modeling, including generating performance pro the release of the code as an open source project on GitHub. Other additions that will be covered include the ability to download data directly into SAM from the National Solar Radiation Database (NSRDB) and up- dates to a user-interface macro that assists with PV system sizing. A brief update on SAM's battery model and its integration with the detailed photovoltaic model will also be discussed. Finally, an outline of planned work for the next year will be presented, including the addition of a bifacial model, support for multiple MPPT inputs for detailed inverter modeling, and the addition of a model for inverter thermal behavior.

Authors:
 [1]
  1. National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), Golden, CO (United States)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
National Renewable Energy Lab. (NREL), Golden, CO (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE), Solar Energy Technologies Office (EE-4S)
OSTI Identifier:
1421911
Report Number(s):
NREL/PR-6A20-70922
DOE Contract Number:  
AC36-08GO28308
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Conference: Presented at the 9th PV Performance Modeling Workshop, 5-6 December 2017, Weihai, Shandong, China
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
14 SOLAR ENERGY; open-source; photovoltaic; pv; battery; clipping; system sizing; battery model; inverter; thermal behavior; GitHub

Citation Formats

DiOrio, Nicholas A. Recent Updates to the System Advisor Model (SAM). United States: N. p., 2018. Web.
DiOrio, Nicholas A. Recent Updates to the System Advisor Model (SAM). United States.
DiOrio, Nicholas A. Wed . "Recent Updates to the System Advisor Model (SAM)". United States. doi:. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1421911.
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