The System Advisor Model (SAM) is a free techno-economic software model that facilitates decision-making for people in the renewable energy industry which is National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) validated.
SAM can model many types of renewable energy systems:
- Photovoltaic systems, from small residential rooftop to large utility-scale systems
- Battery storage with Lithium-ion, lead acid, or flow batteries for front-of-meter or behind-the-meter applications
- Concentrating Solar Power systems for electric power generation, including parabolic trough, power tower, and linear Fresnel