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EnergyPlus PV generator availability not working

asked 2022-11-11 17:15:51 -0500

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updated 2023-04-22 08:10:27 -0500

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I am trying to model a very simple PV generator.

I tried to set availability to PV generators in "ElectricLoadCenter:Generators" class, but, this availability schedule didn't work at all. The generator works all the time regardless of its availability schedule.

And I got the warning message from .err file.

[ * Warning * GeneratorController constructor ElectricLoadCenter:Generators, Availability Schedule for Generator:PVWatts 'PV1' will be be ignored (runs all the time). ]

Is it normal situation? or is there any other way to use the availability schedule?

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answered 2022-11-14 09:41:18 -0500

It is not possible to set the availability for PV, see here. The PV arrays produce power based on the availability of sunshine and do not respond to the availability schedules.

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