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Automatic run of Energyplus weather converter

asked 2019-11-25 05:26:18 -0500

looooic's avatar

updated 2020-01-20 12:08:11 -0500

I would like to automatically run the energyplus weather converter. Is there a special command for this ?

Can we get the source of this program ?

The idea is automatically get weather forecast from database in .csv and automatically convert it in .epw.

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answered 2019-11-27 16:55:50 -0500

As far as I'm aware, the only option is to interface with the EPlusWth.dll file as described here:

It has some example code for interfacing with it from Visual Basic or Fortran.

There's also an example for C# here:

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Thank you for the C# link. I already try the VB way from excel macro but I get the error 48 saying that it does not find the file EPlusWth.dll. Or the file is in the folder.

It is a pity because the weather converter program manage to compute the needed .epw value from different value that we can easily get from forecast database.

looooic's avatar looooic  ( 2019-11-28 08:31:47 -0500 )edit

answered 2019-11-27 16:19:54 -0500

What kind of forecast data you are talking about? From my understanding, it is hard to get the solar radiation data.
If only the wet bulb and the dry bulb will be used from forecast data base you are referencing from. I doubt how accurate the .epw data will be.

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I gonna use this database : You have the forecast for the current day, it is refreshed every 15 min

looooic's avatar looooic  ( 2019-11-28 07:58:31 -0500 )edit

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