Solar Advisor Model User Guide for Version 2.0

Research output: NRELTechnical Report


The Solar Advisor Model (SAM) provides a consistent framework for analyzing and comparing power system costs and performance across the range of solar technologies and markets, from photovoltaic systems for residential and commercial markets to concentrating solar power and large photovoltaic systems for utility markets. This manual describes Version 2.0 of the software, which can modelphotovoltaic and concentrating solar power technologies for electric applications for several markets. The current version of the Solar Advisor Model does not model solar heating and lighting technologies.
Original languageAmerican English
Number of pages133
StatePublished - 2008

NREL Publication Number

  • NREL/TP-670-43704


  • Chris Cameron
  • concentrating solar power (CSP)
  • NREL
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  • photovoltaic systems
  • SAM
  • Solar Advisor Model
  • solar markets
  • solar technologies


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