Solopt Optimization Tool

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Source:
United States National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL)
Date:
1 February 2011

Solopt is a tool that optimizes the mixture of rooftop solar photovoltaic and solar thermal systems. It simulates numerous combinations of both types of systems based on user input to meet user-defined goals such as minimizing levelized cost of energy or maximizing greenhouse gas reduction. With the appropriate input data, the tool may be adapted to markets outside the United States.