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Don´t know if this is the right forum to ask but the staff can´t answer over the phone so I try here. Does anyone know what data the calcuations of avoiding carbon dioxide emissions in PV*Sol is used? Or where I can get in contact with someone who might know? Or where else to search for it? 

Kind regards Marielle

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Hi Marielle,

our data is based on publications by Umweltbundesamt (UBA, the German Environment Agency) and is only valid for Germany. You might have to adapt it to local values. Additionally this value changes fast, so it is hard to give a long term valid default value in PV*SOL:



You can specify this value in the Project options > AC Mains: https://help.valentin-software.com/pvsol/2021/en/pages/system-type-climate-and-grid/#ac-mains

Best regards,

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Hi hom,

the latest provisional figure from the Federal Environment Agency for the CO₂ emission factor for the electricity mix for 2022 for Germany is 434 g/kWh. If you want the value you have entered to be used as the default value for new projects, you have this option in the "Project Options/AC Mains" settings with the button "Save as Default".

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