System Advisor Model (SAM) and PVWatts

Research output: NRELPresentation


The System Advisor Model (SAM) is a free techno-economic software model that facilitates decision-making for people in the renewable energy industry. PVWatts estimates the energy production of grid-connected photovoltaic energy systems throughout the world. It allows homeowners, small building owners, installers, and manufacturers to easily develop estimates of the performance of potential photovoltaic installations.
Original languageAmerican English
Number of pages8
StatePublished - 2023

Publication series

NamePresented at the DOE Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant Program (EECBG) Energy Efficiency and Conservation Strategy (EECS) Support Webinar Series, 3 November 2023

NREL Publication Number

  • NREL/PR-7A40-87939


  • energy planning
  • photovoltaics
  • PVWatts
  • solar
  • System Advisor Model


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