TRANSOL

TRANSOL is a tool for the design and optimization of solar thermal systems, based on dynamic simulation (TRNSYS). TRANSOL includes climatic data for all over the world, product database, supports domestic hot water systems, heating systems, cooling systems, pools, and industrial processes Screen Shots

Keywords

Powerful, flexible, complete

Validation/Testing

Transol uses validated TRNSYS models, and during 2011/2012 is being tested by the French government to apply it as a reference tool for solar thermal calculation in the country

Expertise Required

Transol needs medium solar thermal systems knowledge

Users

Approximately 1000

Audience

Engineering companies, ESCO technicians, public administration technicians

Input

Users follow an easy step-by-step process to configure the solar thermal system. Most common values are correlated, thus basic systems can easily figured out

Output

Several forms to present data. Graphical data for temperature control during all the simulation period. But, the most useful is the MS Excel detailed report

Computer Platform

Windows XP, VISTA, Windows 7

Programming Language

Fortran, Visual Basic

Strengths

Best suited for solar thermal systems optimization, detailed calculations.

Weaknesses

Simulation time. Although dynamic simulation requires machine-time for calculation, TRANSOL has been optimised for a fast performance (Solar thermal system on a single home for Domestic Hot Water takes approximately 45 seconds)

Contact

Company:

Aiguasol

Address:

Spain

E-mail:

marc.garcia@aiguasol.coop

Website:

http://www.aiguasol.coop

Availability

590 Euros. Find at: http://www.aiguasol.coop