Applicable to SketchUp 2017, 2018, & 2019

Applicable to SunDAT Pro, Standard and Essential


Issue: 

Error message when attempting to generate a PV layout: ERROR IN GENERATING PV LAYOUT. REASON: DO_RUN_NREL_SIMULATION:SIMULATION_ERROR:6PAR_CELLTECH CANNOT BE NIL FOR ENERGY ANALYSIS SIMULATION


Cause:

This typically happens when a custom module is created and the wrong input for Module Crystalline Type is used.


Solution:

We are looking to change this input to a drop-down menu to avoid error like these in the future.  


As a current workaround, you will need to recreate the module again.  You can go to the Equipment Library->User Library and then select the module you created and clone it again.  When cloning again, make sure to use the correct inputs in the  table below:


Cell Type
Input into Clone Module Component (exact spelling and capitalization is required)
Monocrystalline
Mono
Polycrystalline or Multi-crystalline
Poly
Thin Film: Cadmium telluride (CdTe)
CdTe
Thin Film: Copper indium gallium selendide (CIGS)
CIGS
Amorphous
Amorphous