HOMER Energy Support

HOMER Model - PV/Solar

  • Daylight Savings Time

    Does the Daylight Savings Time have any impact on the HOMER simulations? HOMER ignores daylight savings t...

    Jul 25, 2016 02:45PM MDT
  • PV power calculation

    Why doesn't the generated PV power follow average available energy, when moving from the Equator to the North ...

    Jul 25, 2016 02:45PM MDT
  • Modeling thin-film PV

    HOMER uses a very simple model of the PV array. It assumes the PV power output is linearly related to the glo...

    Jul 25, 2016 02:46PM MDT
  • Solar Data Synthesis

    I am interested in part of the Solar resource and scaled data. I do not understand how HOMER scales data with ...

    Jul 25, 2016 02:46PM MDT
  • PV power output in HOMER

    The met data I had was for north facing, latitude inclination i.e. 38 deg. so this is what I used. I converte...

    Jul 25, 2016 02:46PM MDT
  • Optimizing PV array orientation

    You might have noticed that the PV slope and azimuth are not decision variables so HOMER won't optimize them t...

    Jul 25, 2016 02:47PM MDT
  • Modeling amorphous silicon PV panels

    As we know, a-si thin film pv module has quite a different behavior from c-si pv modules. The pv efficiency de...

    Jul 25, 2016 02:48PM MDT
  • Sizing the PV dedicated converter

    Now that HOMER Pro can model dedicated inverters for PV arrays, I am wondering what number to enter in the sea...

    Jul 25, 2016 02:48PM MDT
  • Time Zone

    Is the time zone important to set? HOMER’s time steps are based on civil time, so the load, the grid pric...

    Jul 25, 2016 02:48PM MDT
  • Excess energy / capacity shortage

    During the same simulation, HOMER shows that the excess energy produced is 85.3%, while it also shows that the...

    Jul 25, 2016 02:49PM MDT
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