I’m new to Rhino/Grasshopper/Ladybug and hope to get some help here.
I’ve made an incident radiation simulation for a building, with the aim to compare possible energy production from photovoltaics to the projected energy consumption of the building.
The yearly output of kWh/m² is great, but it would be great to extract values for each grid point (or mesh subsurface?) and each hour. So, to put it shortly, is there a way to extract hourly values for the incident radiation calculation?
I’ve already tried finding answers on the forum but wasn’t very successful - most of them weren’t (fully) answered or were relatively outdated:
I have a pretty complex roof geometry and millions of grid points - I have a feeling that it would be way more efficient to visualise results per roof surface, instead of extracting a hefty excel sheet. How can I subdivide the generated mesh into surfaces that correspond to the roof planes? I hope this question is understandable, if not let me know and I’ll try to better specify.
Thank you very much for your reply! Glad it was that simple!
Yeah, yor remark leads nicely into my next question, which is how to simplify the model? Maybe by increasing the grid’s size? Or would there be a way to get an average hourly value over a certain surface? Does the increased grid size do just that or will the simulation just be less accurate?