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To access the Converter library, select the Library icon library icon found on the upper right hand corner of the main window. Choose the Converter tab as highlighted below.

Converter

You may select the View and Edit Converter Library to view or edit one of the default components or choose to create a new component using the Converter template.

 

Click View and Edit Converter Library to see the list of Converters in the HOMER Library. Click on the component from the list to view details. You may also create a new component by copying an existing entry and changing the specifications. See the Library section of the help for instructions.

 

The following tabs contain inputs that are common across Converters.

General

Variable

Description

Name

A unique name used to identify this type of converter.

Abbreviation

A short, distinctive name to identify this converter in the schematic and results. There is no specific limit on the abbreviation length, but long abbreviated names do not fit well on the schematic or results.

Manufacturer

An optional field used to specify the manufacturer of the converter.

Website

An optional field to hold the website of the manufacturer.

Url

The actual web address of the link defined in the Website input.

Notes

An optional field used to specify manufacturer contact information, prices, or anything noteworthy.

Defaults

Inverter Input:

•Lifetime (years)

•Efficiency (%)

 

•Enter the number of years the inverter will last.

•The efficiency of the inverter.

Parallel with AC Generator

If this option is checked, then you can invert power from DC to AC bus if the AC generator is on in that time step

Rectifier:

•Relative Capacity (%)

•Efficiency (%)

 

•Enter the capacity of the rectifier relative  to the capacity of the inverter

•The efficiency of the rectifier

 

See also

Component Library

 

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