Applicable to SketchUp 2017, 2018, & 2019
Applicable to SunDAT Pro, Standard and Essential
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
This typically happens when a custom module is created and the wrong input for Module Crystalline Type is used.
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)|
|Polycrystalline or Multi-crystalline||Poly|
|Thin Film: Cadmium telluride (CdTe)||CdTe|
|Thin Film: Copper indium gallium selendide (CIGS)||CIGS|