Interior windows solar heat gains

Hi to all,

I am currently developing a parametric model for a shading and radiation study. I have been able to parameterize the zones with different orientations but I was surprise of not seeing any solar heat gains in the core zone. The interior walls are mean to imitate holes through a interior window with maximum transparency to radiation. Am I missing something? Is it possible to obtain results for Solar Gains Interior Windows like in Design Builder? is it possible to make holes in the interior walls?


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Hi again,
Is possible to get solar gains interior windows in Honeybee?


i think the problem might be that your u-value for the interior windows is zero - which just means that you are not considering any kind of heat transfer at all. you can apply a really high u-value to it to get the heat gains.

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Hi @hmurya,
I tried that also. But as far as I know, the U-value should not affect the transmitted solar radiation.
Do you know if it is possible to obtain the solar gains interior windows?



I will assume this is not possible to obtain with Honeybee.