A Condition Set describes the environment around the modeled solar array. A Condition Set includes a number of assumptions around the specific weather conditions, shading patterns, and soiling losses. In many cases, the default values are appropriate, though they can always be modified.
A. Nearby weather stations are shown on map around project location
B. Weather stations are sorted by distance from Project. The source of each file (TMY3, EPW, Prospector) is shown in parenthesis
C. Use radio button to select the desired weather file. The default choice will be the closest weather file, but that can be modified.
If the Project has shading, choose the relevant Shade profile and/or Horizon Profile to be included in the Condition Set. Note: the Shade Profile must have first been loaded (see Section 8) before a Shade Profile can be added to a Condition Set.
Soiling losses are reductions in the irradiance that reaches the module, taken at the surface of the module. Confirm the assumptions, or modify monthly soiling factors.