Applicable to SunDAT Pro, Standard, and Essential


Question:

How do I turn on financial estimation when doing my layout?


Solution:

Turning on Financial Estimation for layout runs can be found in the Advance feature configuration for PV Layout.

  1. Go to PV Layout panel and then select the Run tab.
  2. Click the Customize button in the upper right hand side to open Advanced feature configuration
  3. Under Modify system defaults for feature inputs, check the Run PVBid cost estimate after PV Layout toggle to turn on cost estimate for layout runs (see the image below).  After checking this toggle, Cost estimates will apply for all future layout runs until it is turned off in the Advanced feature configuration.
  4. If you want to turn on Finance modeling in the PV layout results, check the Run Finance Model after PV Layout toggle (see the image below).  After checking this toggle finance modeling will apply for all future layout runs until it is turned off in the Advanced feature configuration.