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Type:

Output Variable

Units:

L/kWh, m3/kWh, or kg/kWh, depending on the units of the fuel

Symbol:

Fspec

The specific fuel consumption is the average amount of fuel consumed by the generator per kWh of electricity it generates. HOMER calculates the specific fuel consumption using the following equation:

equations_F_spec

where:



 

Ftot

= total annual generator fuel consumption [L/yr, m3/yr, or kg/yr]

 

Egen

= total annual electrical production of the generator [kWh/yr]

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