[Equest-users] How to make weather file instead of using TMY2

CleanTech Analytics jeremiah at cleantechanalytics.com
Tue Mar 6 23:48:32 PST 2012

For an EPW I came up with the procedure below, (red for what you might do
Also you might look into  http://weatheranalytics.com/  who can create a
custom weather file for $75..

*Custom EPW

   1. Download closest EPW file
   2. Run and export INMBY (replace this step with your weather data)
   3. Use weather file converter change EPW to CSV
   4. Open CSV in Notepad ++
   5. Remove header
   6. Save as text file
   7. Open in excel as comma delimited
   8. Cut wind column, and place into custom excel sheet for editing this
   file type
      1. (replace this step with your weather data)
   9. Change all hours of the year by month to INMBY extrapolated data that
   have monthly averages over cut in speed.
      1. (replace this step with your weather data)
   10. Export as CSV that says nameEPW.CSV
   11. Open EPW.CSV with notepad++
   12. Replace header with custom header
   13. Save as EPW.CSV
   14. Open in weather converter, convert to EPW
   15. Open new EPW file in weather file converter and generate stat file
   16. Save .STAT file, and .EPW file with same name, and place in same
   17. Open weather file in EP launch
   18. Open IDF design conditions file in IDF editor, replace data in
   Windspire.IDF with design conditions from Weather file converter GENERATED
      1. (replace this step with your weather data)
   19. Edit IDF in text editor, to reflect the location
   20. Run simulation.


On Tue, Mar 6, 2012 at 11:24 PM, xiaoyang shi <xs2144 at gmail.com> wrote:

> Hi everyone,
> Could I ask, how to make the weather file in eQUEST?
> Say, I want to simulate a house energy consumption in the last year, under
> last year weather condition, but not the typical weather data.
> How could I make the weather bin file by my own data?
> Thank you.
> Yang
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