Simulation of 100,000 heliostats
We are incorporating Solstice with central tower solar system modelling. We have been using Solstice to design a 100 MWe power plant with 10,000 heliostats. The performance was good. We recently found that smaller size of heliostats are promising to reduce the levelised cost of electricity. In this case, we wanted to simulate 100,000 heliostats.
However, we found Solstice can hardly run with the 100,000 heliostats case. The simulation goes super slowly, and takes around 2.5 hours to simulate 5 million rays, which is much slower than an usual case. The attached are the yaml files which we hope will allow you to reproduce our problem.
For this testing, I am using the binary version of Solstice 0.9.0. Please let me know if you need any further information. Your help is appreciated.