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In this tutorial we will discuss steps to be taken in order to reach the required kWp capacity in the selected PV areas.
There are two ways to use this tool:
- Reaching a certain capacity by iterating the distance between the tables.
- Using area capacity iteration as generation feature.
Reaching a certain capacity by iterating
Before using this feature, Layout, Frame & Park settings must be set. Those parameters will be used for the capacity iteration.
🛈 To learn more about Layout, Frame & Park settings, click below:
Area capacity iteration settings
Here you can select the PV areas which you want to iterate. Depending on the placement of your areas, use either Single area or Multiple areas. The iteration tool will memorize the selection of the areas and you won't need to re-select it.
🛈 Select single generation area - select the PV areas that should be generated using the single area generation algorithm - no alignment of rows.
🛈 Select multiple generation areas - using this selection will generate PV areas using the multiple area generation algorithm which will keep the same row-alignment between the selected areas.
The iteration process can be used to determine the precise shading limit angle, pitch or row spacing to reach your capacity. It depends on which iteration option you select.
- Iterate by - you can select 1 of 3 options below:
Then you have to set up the range for the iteration process:
- Start - the first starting distance;
- Stop - the final distance;
- Pitch /Row spacing/Shading limit angle step - this value will be used between the start ant stop inputs to provide the correct distance to achieve your preffered capacity.
🛈 Pitch /Row spacing/Shading limit angle step - the smaller the step the more iterations will be done and will take more time.
Using area capacity iteration for simple generation
As mentioned before, the Area capacity iteration tool locks the selected PV areas along with the alignment. This can be utilized when you have 30 PV areas and you're doing comparison options of different modules or framing. Because you don't have to re-select all of the areas as you would using the simple generations.
Activating the generation function
In order to enable this feature simple enter the spacing step as 0. At any point you can go to the Frame & park settings to change your framing and just hit iterate again to rerun the iterations (in this case just generations) with the same areas but with different framing.