Is it possible to run an irradiance analysis underneath a dynamic object such as a solar tracker?
You can build a Grasshopper script to do that. Basically you need to add up several hourly radiation results for different sensor directions.
Do you need the cumulative values or the value at each hour? If the tracker is always perpendicular to the sun then you are looking for direct normal radiation + diffuse radiation from sky for the reversed direction of sun normal.
If you want to include context then you need to run a MeshRay intersection and remove the hours that the tracker is blocked.
Thanks mostapha! I need cumulative (W/m2), and that is correct. I would also like to add a transparency value (0-90%) for the solar panels. I’m very new and not as technically knowledge on Grasshopper. Do you know anyone that would be able to help me with this?
Hi Ian. Are you looking for a sub-contractor? If you let me know your budget and the more details of what you need I can put you in touch with a number of people to help you with the development. What are the inputs? What are the expected outputs? and so on.
If you are looking from someone from the community to help you on the forum the best approach is to get started and then post your specific questions so we can help you to resolve them one by one. Here is how it should be done: https://discourse.ladybug.tools/faq
I would love to connect with a sub-contractor to understand pricing and estimates. Do you have an email that I can send details to?
I sent it via message.