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How to import data on SAM

How to make your location on SAM

The System Advisor Model (SAM) is a free techno-economic software model that facilitates decision-making for people in the renewable energy industry:
 
  • Project managers and engineers
  • Policy analysts
  • Technology developers
  • Researchers

IF  you are not in the USA and you want to work on SAM you have to download a weather file of your city, in order to do that follow this guide:

 

First method


go to PHOTOVOLTAIC GEOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION SYSTEM

  1. with the cursor choose your location.
  2. the best format to use with SAM is the typical-year (TMY) in the EPW format.
  3. make the file in a folder .





Step 2



go to the program on the top left; location and Resource click on the button Add/remove  weather file folders

 

Second method



#Step 1

go to  http://climate.onebuilding.org/WMO_Region_1_Africa/DZA_Algeria/index.html

#Step 2
choose the location
 
 
 
you can see the format of the  file you download is the typical-year (TMY)
 




Click on the button Add/remove  weather file folders
Click the button refresh  library

 

 

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