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plant:method=photovoltaic vs generator:method=photovoltaic

I need some hints about the difference between plant:method=photovoltaic and generator:method=photovoltaic. When to use one and the other? -- Kogutowicz Manó (talk) 08:35, 27 July 2021 (UTC)

They are effectively doing the same thing, but one for power=generator and the other for power=plant. In practice we perhaps could have used a single tag along the lines of power:method, but this was not what was designed for detailed power tagging. For power plants with multiple source of energy (e.g., heat & water schemes with associated wind & solar generation the plant:method may not be appropriate. In the main people tag the generator, but for solar farms we've mapped groups of solar arrays using generator & the entire area as plants and modified the tags appropriately. Similar aspects apply to a number of other tags: *:output:*, *:source etc. HTH SK53 (talk) 12:32, 27 July 2021 (UTC)