Archelios PRO

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Archelios is developed since 2001 by CYTHELIA. This PV solar software was at first designed for educational purposes, to teach students notions about solar radiation. It has been constantly enriched ever since. This PV solar software is ideal for evaluating solar radiation of a site, to design a photovoltaic system and calculate the energy produced and the profitability. Screen Shots

Keywords

Photovoltaic simulation, 3D design, economics results

Validation/Testing

Archelios is based on scientific publications and models and has been tested by Ines (French PV institute) and photon magazine in (2011 benchmark available here: http://www.archelios.com/pv-software/photon-survey)

Expertise Required

Archelios is accessible to non expert PV professional.

Users

2,000 Archelios PRO licenses other the world

Audience

PV professional: installers, developers, engineering office

Input

Archelios proposes databases for modules, inverters, meteo stations. The user can define his project in SketchUp and transfer it to Archelios or in Archelios software directly.

Output

The software give the most important results in a window. Detailed results can be exported in a csv file or a customizable pdf report.

Computer Platform

Windows platform (XP, 7, 8)

Programming Language

Ruby and C++

Strengths

Precise and ergonomic, it simplifies the PV simulation, from electricity production to economics results

Weaknesses

It does not simulation thermal solar installations

Contact

Company:

Archelios

Address:

France

Telephone:

33(0)4 79 25 62 60

E-mail:

s.boussac@cythelia.fr

Website:

www.archelios.com

Availability

15 days trial version is free, PRO license from 390 .