Valentin Software has launched PV*SOL basic 6.0, the latest version of its PV system design software.
PV*SOL basic 6.0 enables both beginners and professional planners to design, simulate and clearly present photovoltaic systems, the company says, adding that it has adapted the menus and features to the current needs and requirements of the photovoltaic industry.
Using the new ‘regional settings’ feature, operators can define country-specific settings for the tariff model, the unbalanced load and the maximum system voltage – for example, for the U.S., the U.K., Italy, Austria and Germany. Editable load profiles are available for users to forecast net metering.
PV*SOL basic 6.0 can calculate the number of modules either photo-realistically, with a digital photo of the house, or graphically, with freely configurable roof forms, Valentin Software explains, adding that for elevated systems, every possible orientation can be calculated.
In addition, the software can automatically configure the inverter connections with arranged results, as well as individually adjust the sizing factor. Inverters with special variable connection options for input B (due to a second MPP tracker) can also be dimensioned and simulated comfortably with the new version of the software, the company says.
Also new is the option of entering the cable lengths and cross sections for the string, DC and AC cables. PV*SOL basic's new database format means that functions such as favorites management, searching in tabulated texts, and sorting and filtering of components are now available, Valentin Software adds.