Polysun

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Polysun 4 is renewable energy system simulation software for planners and installers of energy systems. Polysun 4 helps users to configure and optimize solar and heat pump systems. Generated reports facilitate communication and marketing tasks. Polysun 4 makes system design simple and professional. Reliable yield-forecasts generated from integrated meteorological data create trust and promote understanding. Detailed models of the systems within the simulation software serve as the foundation for targeted system optimisation and system comparisons. Polysun 4 accelerates the planning process; provides reliable yield forecasts; enables easy optimization of existing and new systems; provides relevant information when applying for subsidies; easily generates PDF reports for customers. Screen Shots

Keywords

Solar System Design Simulation Software (and Heat Pump)

Validation/Testing

Validation has been accomplished using other simulation software and previous versions of Polysun. Field verification has also occurred. Each component has definable thermal characteristics. No validation data is on theWweb site; specific validation inquiries are welcome.

Expertise Required

Familiarity with Microsoft Windows environment. Graphical user interface eliminates need for programming skills.

Users

Approximately 20,000 users internationally

Audience

Engineers, designers, component manufacturers

Input

Geographic location, component characteristics, energy load profile, costs for economic evaluation, horizon characteristics.

Output

Output information: Solar fraction, hourly energy usage for system and components, economic analysis, et al. Output form: Tables of system and component performance data, customizable on-screen graphs and a pre-formatted PDF report with system design and performance

Computer Platform

Windows Vista, XP, 2000, NT; at least 512 MB RAM; Internet connection

Programming Language

Java

Strengths

Large customizable component catalog. Quick simulation time (typically less than two minutes). Especially good for solar thermal simulation and heat pump simulation.

Weaknesses

Limited to grid-tie PV systems

Contact

Company:

Solar Consulting

Address:

33 Water Mill Road
Marion, VA 24354
United States

Telephone:

1.703.677.0581

Facsimile:

1.703.783.2399

E-mail:

info@solarconsulting.us

Website:

http://www.solarconsulting.us/polysun.html

Availability

Cost: Demo is free; Light $130.00; Professional $780, Designer $1950.00; Educational $130 (restrictions apply). How to obtain: order by invoice or credit card at www.solarconsulting.us ; license download information will follow by e-mail; Other information: Company specific versions are available.