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Solar Array Interactor Model
I am trying to use the Solar Array Interactor model, as described in the User Manual Annex 2 - Advanced use for scientific applications.

I have the following questions:

1) In order to activate the model is it also necessary to set InteractorFlag1 to 1? (in the manual only InteractorNb =1 is prescribed, no mention about InteractorFlag1);

2) The first value in the Interactor1_SolarArrayDescriptor.txt file is the "effective area ratio"; is this to be intended as the ratio between the exposed interconnects surface and the total panel surface?

3) Is the following a correct format for the Interactor1_SolarArrayDescriptor.txt file? It should represent a solar panel divided into 12 strings of cells.

  1. Effective area ratio

# Basis definition

-0.7565 -0.5120 -0.1800 1.0000 0.0000 0.0000 0.0000 1.0000 0.0000
  1. Solar Array definition
-0.7565 -0.5120 -0.0965 -0.4267 0.0000 37.8788 0.0000 -0.7565 -0.4267 -0.0965 -0.3413 25.0000 -37.8788 0.0000 -0.7565 -0.3413 -0.0965 -0.2560 0.0000 37.8788 0.0000 -0.7565 -0.2560 -0.0965 -0.1707 25.0000 -37.8788 0.0000 -0.7565 -0.1707 -0.0965 -0.0853 0.0000 37.8788 0.0000 -0.7565 -0.0853 -0.0965 0.0000 25.0000 -37.8788 0.0000 -0.7565 0.0000 -0.0965 0.0853 0.0000 37.8788 0.0000 -0.7565 0.0853 -0.0965 0.1707 25.0000 -37.8788 0.0000 -0.7565 0.1707 -0.0965 0.2560 0.0000 37.8788 0.0000 -0.7565 0.2560 -0.0965 0.3413 25.0000 -37.8788 0.0000 -0.7565 0.3413 -0.0965 0.4267 0.0000 37.8788 0.0000 -0.7565 0.4267 -0.0965 0.5120 25.0000 -37.8788 0.0000
posted by Alessandro Vicini at Aug 11, 2016 3:30 PM