Technical Manual for the SAM Biomass Power Generation Model

Research output: NRELTechnical Report


This technical manual provides context for the implementation of the biomass electric power generation performance model in the National Renewable Energy Laboratory's (NREL's) System Advisor Model (SAM). Additionally, the report details the engineering and scientific principles behind the underlying calculations in the model. The framework established in this manual is designed to give users acomplete understanding of behind-the-scenes calculations and the results generated.
Original languageAmerican English
Number of pages40
StatePublished - 2011

NREL Publication Number

  • NREL/TP-6A20-52688


  • biomass
  • biomass power performance model
  • capacity factor
  • coal
  • feedstocks
  • SAM
  • steam Rankine cycle
  • System Advisor Model


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