PV*SOL

PV*SOL logo.

PV*SOL Pro is a program for the design and simulation of grid-connected and off-grid photovoltaic systems.

You can create your system using a wide range of modules (including thin-film and crystalline) and the program determines the size of the system with the roof layout tool. After testing all the relevant physical parameters, the program automatically selects the inverter and PV array configuration.

This dynamic simulation program was developed for engineers, designers, installers, roofing specialists, and electrical contractors or building technicians. Screen Shots

Keywords

photovoltaic systems simulation, planning and design software, grid-connected systems, stand-alone systems

Validation/Testing

N/A

Expertise Required

No special expertise or training needed.

Users

Valentin Software’s programs have users in more than 70 countries. The program runs in five languages: English, French, German, Italian, and Spanish.

Audience

Professionals: PV specialists, planners, engineers, system installers, and energy consultants.
Educators: universities and research institutes.

Input

Array area, shading by the horizon, objects or suneye import, electricity costs, individual appliances, consumption profiles, panels, and inverters.

Output

The following results can be produced in graphical format, in a comprehensive project report with illustrations for presentation to customers, or in a results overview: Projected Specific Annual Yield, Final Yield, Performance Ratio, System Efficiency, PV Generator Efficiency, Solar Fraction, Energy and Other Values in Graph and Table Format, Economic Efficiency Calculation. Further detailed results for system analysis can also be selected.

Computer Platform

Internet Access, Processor: 1.5 GHz Pentium PC, Memory: 512 MB, Hard Disk Drive: 700 MB, Monitor Resolution: at least 1.024 × 768 pixel, Operating System: Windows XP (Service Pack 3), Windows Vista, Windows 7; Graphics: 64 MB, Other: Microsoft .net Framework 2.0 (Service Pack 1)

Programming Language

PV*SOL Expert & Pro: Turbo Delphi
PV*SOL basic: C# (C sharp)

Strengths

Precise calculations possible, very user friendly, no training required.

Weaknesses

N/A

Contact

Company:

Valentin Software, Inc.

Address:

31915 Rancho California Rd, 200-285
Temecula, CA 92591
United States

Telephone:

951-530-3322

Facsimile:

858-777-5526

E-mail:

info@valentin-software.com

Website:

http://www.valentin-software.com

Availability

One time purchase plus optional annual software maintenance agreement. Programs can be purchased via website www.valentin-software.com or via order form, email, fax, or phone. FREE DEMO version of all PV*SOL programs can be downloaded from our website.