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Stuck at "initializing solar calculation"

asked 2019-01-28 02:15:42 -0500

Ivanita gravatar image

updated 2019-02-12 13:11:47 -0500

Hi, due to the relatively complex geometry setting, I used honeybee to generate an IDF file and tried to run the simulation on EnergyPlus. However, it keeps stuck at the "initializing solar calculation" stage and didn't proceed further. I would be much appreciated if someone could help. Thanks.

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Are you sure it is stuck? How long have you waited? How many surfaces are in your model?

JasonGlazer gravatar imageJasonGlazer ( 2019-01-28 14:25:04 -0500 )edit

more than 3 hours. The building geometry itself is not complicated, just that I added some PV panels on a detached surface, that is about 1m away from the building façade.

Ivanita gravatar imageIvanita ( 2019-02-01 07:11:19 -0500 )edit

When you remove the PV and detached surfaces, is it getting further?

JasonGlazer gravatar imageJasonGlazer ( 2019-02-01 07:22:37 -0500 )edit

Sorry, I'm not sure what the issue is. Your response showed up as an answer, I think you just meant it to be a comment.

JasonGlazer gravatar imageJasonGlazer ( 2019-02-04 09:31:46 -0500 )edit

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answered 2019-02-03 20:58:11 -0500

Ivanita gravatar image

Yes. Did separated tests and find out that it is mainly due to the detached PV panels defined and multiple thermal zones.

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