Webinar invitation: International use of the NREL System Advisor Model (SAM) with case studies – 26 Feb 2018 20:00 UTC

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 You are invited to attend the upcoming webinar:

International use of the NREL System Advisor Model (SAM) with case studies

Monday 26 February 2018 at 20:00 – 21:30 (UTC)

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This webinar will introduce the viewer to the System Advisor Model (SAM) from NREL and it’s international uses.  SAM has been actively developed since 2004 at NREL and encompasses the latest and best-in-class models for both detailed performance modeling and cash flow financial modeling.  SAM has over 64000 users and only half of those are in the USA.  A user started up SAM every 2.5 minutes and many universities and researchers use SAM to understand renewable energy systems.  SAM includes many technologies including concentrating solar power, photovoltaics, wind, geothermal and biopower.  It handles financials from residential homeowners to complex utility-scale plant financing.

The SAM team has worked with colleagues in India, Mexico, Australia and elsewhere to make SAM more useful for international use.  Recent enhancements to the solar data offered by NREL, in particular, make SAM more useful internationally. We will start the webinar with a general introduction to SAM, discuss the international solar and wind data that we have available for SAM and how to use it with SAM as well as covering two recent international uses of SAM.  We will end with providing information about how to get started with SAM and provide links and publications related to it’s use internationally. Finally, we look forward to answering your questions about SAM generally and international use of SAM specifically.

Preliminary agenda:

Nate Blair – Introduction to SAM, it’s basic and advanced use possibilities.


James McCall – Using SAM for distributed PV Analysis in Mexico including a description of the international utility rate database at NREL.


Anthony Lopez – Solar and Wind international resource data available for use in SAM and other models from NREL and other sources.


Sara Turner – SAM use in the SERIIUS project and more broadly in India.