SolDesigner

SolDesigner logo.

A new kind of expert design system for the detailed hydraulic and control design of solar thermal plants. SolDesigner is useful for finding solutions for hot water (see free downloadable version below) and solar heating of buildings and pools. SolDesigner produces a highly qualified design of the solar system and estimates for costs and energy output (these are not simulated).

Keywords

design, solar thermal, solar hot water, solar heating plants, solar design

Validation/Testing

N/A

Expertise Required

None necessary

Users

Officials, tech-design engineers, house-owners, builders, plumbers

Audience

Officials, tech-design engineers, house-owners, builders, plumbers

Input

Only geometric data, estimates of daily hot water demand and (if needed) heat load.

Output

Needed collector area, storage volume, tech details, energy output estimates.

Computer Platform

All Windows-based PCs, requires Excel.

Programming Language

Excel spreadsheet

Strengths

Detailed design of the hydraulic and electrical solar system.

Weaknesses

Does not give simulated energy yields (only estimates).

Contact

Company:

DreSys

Address:

regenerative Systeme
Magdeburg
Germany

Telephone:

+49 (391) 543 1689

Facsimile:

+49 (391) 543 1689

E-mail:

DreSys@foni.net

Website:

http://home.foni.net/~c-a-drescher/

Availability

German language versions only. Test-version free from the web site. Full version avilable for screening free of DM 50, US$25, plus shipping and handling.