I’m running annual analysis to find peak values of solar radiation. With honeybee i can run the radiance simulation on 500pts in roughly 20 seconds. However, I’m using 5 minuttes to load the annual data into grasshopper.
I think the grasshopper (1 core mode) way of reading these annual results is a bottleneck here. I was wondering if its possible through python or an external part of honeybee to make some statistics on the annual datas.
Num of hours above a certain value (returns one value per point)
Max value (returns one value per point)
Date of the max value (returns one value per point)
75% percentile of max value (returns one value per point)
As it is now, people use the accomulated annual data to get an idea of energy usage, but I think we need to include these peak values to get an idea on if our ventilation/cooling system is good enough. I know Energyplus can do this simulation, but looking at pure solar gains is good for early phase and facade designs.