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What to use to model solar hot water?

asked 2018-04-25 17:21:23 -0500

Cox311 gravatar image

updated 2018-05-21 21:48:14 -0500

I do a lot of federal projects and they require a life cycle cost of solar hot water. In the past I have used Watsun, but it appears that NRCan no longer supports the software. Does anyone have any recommendations on what software I should use to simulate solar hot water systems?

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answered 2018-04-25 21:00:27 -0500

There are a lot of software tools that can model solar hot water, but you might start by looking at NREL's System Advisor Model (SAM) to see if that's a good fit. It can model solar water heating for residential and commercial buildings.

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That's exactly what I was looking for. Thanks!

Cox311 gravatar image Cox311  ( 2018-04-30 16:17:26 -0500 )edit

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