The Results page appears after you click the Calculate button and HOMER performs its calculations. You can also click the Results button in the toolbar at the top, left of the page to view the Results page. The Results page appears in Tabular mode by default. You can choose whether to see the results in Tabular or Graphical mode by clicking the associated radio button at the top right of the Results page.
The default, Tabular mode, contains two tables, the Sensitivity Cases table and the Optimization Results table. The Sensitivity Cases table shows a list of the best feasible systems for each sensitivity case entered. Click a sensitivity case entry to view all feasible systems for that case in the lower, Optimization Results table.
After HOMER calculates the information in you selected and entered for your system options, you can view the feasible configurations of components on the Results page. The Sensitivity Cases table shows the system with the lowest net present cost for each sensitivity case.
For each sensitivity case it solves, HOMER simulates every system in the Search Space and ranks all the feasible systems according to increasing Net Present Cost in the Sensitivity Cases table. The Optimization Results table lists all the feasible simulations for a selected sensitivity case. (Non-feasible systems are not shown.)
You can also view Simulation Results in a wide variety of tables and graphs that help you compare configurations and evaluate them on their economic and technical merits. You can export the tables and graphs for use in reports and presentations.
If you choose the Graphical Mode, you can view several types of plots to better visualize the sensitivity plots and the optimization plots.
Several buttons on the Results page provide additional options:
•Click the Exclamation button at the top, left of the page to view the Calculation Report providing the total number of simulations, the number of feasible and infeasible systems, and the number of systems omitted due to a disallowed configuration (i.e., a non-zero converter with all components on one bus). Below this section is the Suggestions (or Required Changes) section, which provides ideas for completing your model and making it run smoothly.
•The Export... buttons above each of the two tables save the corresponding table to a CSV file. Only the displayed columns are exported.
•Click the Column Choices... button to change the columns listed in the results tables. The same columns are displayed for both tables.
•Click the Compare Economics button to select a base case system and compare a system to it. See the Compare Economics section of the help for a description of this process.
Double-click a system in the Optimization Results table (the lower table) to see its details in a Simulation Results window.