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The tables below give a quick overview of the key differences in features between the two PV*SOL programs.

Content PV*SOL premium 2024 PV*SOL 2024
Over 8,000 inlcuded climate locations worldwide
Interactive map for selection of climate data
Creation of new climate locations by interpolation
Add custom climate from own monthly data
Shareable online or offline database
Database > 26,447+ PV modules, 7,447+ inverters, 5,201+ battery systems
Automatic database updates with Software Maintenance Agreements (SMA)
Manually add custom modules and inverters
Grid-connected systems
On-grid battery storage
Multiple groups electric car charging with each day different
Multiple on screen and report languages
Automatic & manual inverter configuration
Off-grid systems with AC generators
Hourly and minute simulations
Import *.PAN module file format
Import *OND inverter file format
Adjustable Autosave  

Design PV*SOL premium 2024 PV*SOL 2024
Design 2D systems up to 100,000 modules per array
Unlimited 2D sub-arrays
Calculation and losses parameters
Define electricity consumption
Template selection & custom import of consumption load profiles
Proposal of minimum cable sizes according to energy losses
2D roof visualisation
Specify percentage shading of solar radiation
Customisable 2D horizon
2D polygon roof shapes
PhotoPlan design of roof
Plan module spacing in 2D
Physical vertical and horizontal trackers
Subdivide strings into Polystrings
Simulation of bifacial modules for mounted PV systems
Simulate DC-DC power optimisers
Installation type Floating PV
Simulation of appliances with surplus PV energy consumption
Integration of DHW and space heating with a thermal profile
Import of sub-year load profiles
Bundled climate file options include PVGIS, Solcast, Meteonorm 8.2 to 2020
Main process 64bit
Automatic configuration of SolarEdge products
Direct import of PVGIS horizon lines
Define any number of battery systems
DC-coupled battery systems freely assigned to the respective PV inverter
Time-controlled charging and discharging of grid-connect batteries
E-car charging station with automatic phase switching
Automatic DC array cabling  
Design 3D systems up to 7,500 modules mounted, 10,000 roof-parallel  

3D Design PV*SOL premium 2024 PV*SOL 2024
3D visualization of buildings and shading objects  
Rotate land area with objects  
Drag-and-drop shading objects  
Animated sun-path  
Shade frequency distribution  
Detailed shade analysis for each individual module  
Rafter and spacing layout  
Google Map or floor plan import for 3D layout  
Custom textures for terrain  
3D landscape visualisation  
3D polygon buildings  
Copying of object groups including all structures and configurations  
Duplication of objects by specifying number and separation  
Import 3D files such as OBJ, DAE and X  
Snow and wind strucutural loads in K2 base  

Results PV*SOL premium 2024 PV*SOL 2024
Exportable auto-generated parts list
System check for sizing errors
Yield and Rate-of-Return calculations
Exportable system design (*.SVG, *.PDF, *.PNG) with custom safety devices
Customisable presentation reports for customers
Export hourly or minute results as CSV files
Economic analysis
Customisable load profiles & tariffs
UK adaptation of load profiles & tariffs
Financial calculation includes taxation
Financial calculation includes multiple loans
Exponential, multi-point or linear degradation
Table of cashflow balances
Graphic display of IV and PV characteristics
3D screenshots of building & array  
DXF multi-layer exports of 3D layout