As energy modeling grows worldwide, the demand for international weather has grown. eQUEST - being so popular, has a lot of weather locations, but a modeler often needs more.
A lot of you want to edit the weather, or create your own weather files and this can be done with our handy weather editor (so long as you have nearby area to start from). But, a lot of you (eQUEST/DOE2 users) need to convert your .epw weather to .bin data - which we can do here
Energyplus has a large set of international weather, but it must be converted to .BIN format. This process is easy, but there is a slight glitch in the initial install. Check out this video to see how to convert and use energyplus weather files (epw files) in eQUEST.
The links mentioned in the video are listed below the video (don't forget to go fullscreen, and select HD)
Also, please note that this was done with Windows 7 (we deliberately skipped file paths because they can be different on different operating systems, and custom installs)
Typically, the weather folder is located in C:\Users\Public\Documents\eQUEST 3-64 Data
Attn Advanced Users: The *.ini file is not difficult to adjust (just open it in wordpad/txt editor and you can edit paths). However, it's best to delete it first (because it is going to regenerate anyway), and you will then start with an "up to date" *.ini file.
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