Roanakh

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Web-based application with the theory and embedded calculations required to completely design any PV system. Novices and advanced users can use the automated calculations to design and validate their PV systems. It is the goal of Roanakh.com to spread the knowledge and techniques required to build PV systems to a vast majority of the people looking for such information free of cost. Using the latest in web design techniques and with built in libraries of PV system components, Roanakh.com allows users to completely design and/or validate their PV system. Screen Shots

Keywords

photovoltiac system design, grid-tie, grid-interactive, solar electric system design

Validation/Testing

Reviewed by GLREA, Solar Living Institute, Oakland University, MI.

Expertise Required

Basic electrical theory of volt/amp/series/parallel connections.

Users

Web tool with many users.

Audience

PV system engineers, designers, consultants and PV DIY builders.

Input

Forms provided to collect location, appliances to be supported by PV systems, system components (panels, inverters, batteries, charge controllers and other parameters).

Output

Validated PV system design, type/number of components required, costs, other parameters like warranty information.

Computer Platform

Web

Programming Language

Java

Strengths

Automates the computations required for PV system design. Inbuilt database of PV system components. Easy to use. Theory explained and calculations automated.

Weaknesses

Does not include information on solar irradiation. All calculations done for standard conditions. Variations in temperature and other variations not included in the calculation.

Contact

Company:

Roanakh.com

Address:

533 Monte Vista
Irvine, California 92602
United States

E-mail:

Krishna@roanakh.com

Website:

http://www.roanakh.com

Availability

Available as a free web site.