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Can PVSol simulate 30 years production including module degradation?


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Hello hom

18 hours ago, hom said:

Can PVSol simulate 30 years production including module degradation?

No, PV*SOL cannot do this at the moment. In general the yield simulation of a PV system is based on a typical meteorological (more info in our online help: https://help.valentin-software.com/pvsol/2024/en/calculation/irradiation/climate-data/#what-are-climate-data-sets-what-does-typical-meteorological-year-mean).

You could extrapolate the yield reduction to wider time span though.

Does this information help?

Kind regards

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Hi Hom,


Yes, that is possible with PvSol. 


ah check @developer_fw .  I showed the 'extrapolate the yield reduction to wider time span' version I see.

While still using one typical meteorological year as basis of the simulation

The module degradation profile you can adjust at the (3D) design tab


then the project lifetime can be adjusted under finance, -> edit



Finally after simulating you can find the 30 year production under the tab: results  ->  PV energy during the observation period.




Hope this answer helps,  if you have any more questions please ask, happy to help you


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