The screenshot below is an example of how the summary tab looks when the base case wins. The sections numbered in the image are described below
Section 1: the architecture of the base case (and in this case the winning system). You may change the base case by clicking on the “Change Base Case” button.
Section 2: access to the simulation details of the this system
Section 3: View the results for other the sensitivities in the model if any
Section 4: Change the base case if other simulations have been run
If you did not expect the utility only system to be the winning system with the lowest NPC, then here are a few things you could do.
1.Check your inputs. If the hybrid system is more expensive or infeasible check the costs inputs to your model, and the size of the hybrid components.
2.Get details from Calculation report. You may access this by clicking on the fourth tab in the results page as shown below. The calculation report will give you insight into what simulations were tested but found infeasible, if any. Based on information from the calculation report, you may want to adjust the inputs to your model.
3.If NPC isn’t the metric that you are interested in, you may access other system configurations in the Tables tab as shown below. In the Tables tab, you may see the whole range of simulations which were calculated by clicking the Overall view instead of the Categorized view. You may choose, for example, which simulation has the lowest annual utility bill or which system has the highest renewable fraction. These other metrics may be more important than the lowest NPC system.
If you expected the utility only system to win or the base case to win, you may then
1.Access the simulation results to get the cash flow, Time Series, etc.
2.Access other system configurations in the Tables tab.