BlueSol

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BlueSol is a software for the design of photovoltaic systems in every country in the world. It allows you to perform the entire process of designing a PV system, from the preliminary assessment of producibility to the realization of the project documentation. Screen Shots

Keywords

PV system sizing, PV system simulation, grid-connected PV systems, electrical components, shading, economic analysis.

Validation/Testing

N/A

Expertise Required

No special expertise or training needed.

Users

BlueSol runs in English language and has been released in may 2013. BlueSol originates from his Italian version: over 2100 copies of Italian version dowloaded since it was first release in november 2009.

Audience

PV specialists, energy and electrical engineers, system installers, energy consultants, universities and research institutes.

Input

BlueSol is a product made with a standard Microsoft interface, very easy to use but at the same time manages every detail of the PV system. Use of wizards or direct editing for the dimensioning of the photovoltaic system and the insertion of cables and electrical components. Irradiations specified by the user, from NASA-SSE world wide data, or imported from PVGIS. Onsite photos for the shading by the horizon. Importing planimetry background from DWG or image. Electricity costs, incentive rates, consumption and self-consumption, consumption profiles.

Output

Technical documentation of the project produced as editable Word documents obtained from customizable templates. Detailed economic analysis. User-created documents. Bill of cables and bill of electrical components. Layout of the system and Electrical scheme exporting to DWG and DXF.

Computer Platform

Personal Computer with Pentium IV or higher. Windows® 2000 Service Pack 3, XP, Vista, Windows 7 (32/64 bit), Windows 8. Microsoft .NET 4.0. 1 GB of RAM. 512 MBytes of free disk space. Graphics card with minimum resolution of 1024x768. Mouse or other pointing device. Internet connection recommended.

Programming Language

C#, C++, C.

Strengths

Ability to model the system scheme in every detail, through the use of wizards or direct editing. Management of panels, cables and electrical components. Electrical scheme is automatically created. Bill of electrical components. Integrated CAD System for the realization of the system layout. Check the result in the 3D integrated. In 3D simulations of shading and assessments of irradiations. Detailed economic analysis. Project documentation also from user created templates that are completed with project data. Word processor intergrated.

Weaknesses

N/A

Contact

Company:

CadWare SrL

Address:

Via Nazareth 55
IT35128
Padova
Italy

Telephone:

+39 049 8932551

Facsimile:

+39 049 8957807

E-mail:

info@bluesol.eu

Website:

http://www.bluesolpv.com

Availability

Program can be purchased via CadWare online store. Sales information at http://www.bluesolpv.com/dnnsite/Sales.aspx