Fuel Cell Power Model Case Study Data
Case study data for the Fuel Cell Power (FCPower) Model include building energy load profiles and solar/wind resource profiles for U.S. cities in eight climate zones. These data were developed by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory's Electricity, Resources, and Building Systems Integration Center for the U.S. Department of Energy's Building Technologies Program.
To access the case study data, use the map below to identify a climate zone and then select from the drop-down menus below the map to narrow the results (step one). After selecting from the drop-down menus, click the "Find Profile" button to generate links to Microsoft Excel files that can be downloaded and imported into the FCPower Model (step two).
Step 2. Import the profiles into the FCPower Model.
For each city you analyze using the FCPower Model, save the building energy load profiles for that city and the corresponding solar/wind resource profile for that city to the same folder on your computer. When you import a profile into the FCPower Model, select the desired building energy load profile in the file dialog box. The corresponding solar/wind profile will be imported automatically. See the FCPower Model user guide
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