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Dear Tim,

yes, that is true. This is because we only simulate one year, and the calendar component that you showed in your screenshot needs a year to be set. 2014 is just an arbitrary value, a placeholder for any year, if you want.

Sorry for the confusion, kind regards,

Martin

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Dear Martin,

šŸ˜§Ā i didn't understandĀ 

where is the confusion?Ā 

Ā "This is because we only simulate one year" -why? , which year?

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thanksĀ 

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Hi Tim,

the year that we simulate isn't a specific one. It is a general year, just the 8760 hours of one typical year at a given location. The climate data is taken from real years with a range of 10 to 20 or even 30 years and is compiled into a single typical meteorological year (TMY), that contains e.g. the January of 2006, the February of 2013, March 2014, and so on.

See more on that topic here:

https://help.valentin-software.com/pvsol/calculation/irradiation/climate-data/#what-are-climate-data-sets-what-does-typical-mean-year-mean

So, this single TMY is "yearless", so to speak. It stands for a typical year in the time range that is denoted in the climate data.

Hope that clarifies the matter, kind regards,

Martin

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