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Design and simulate efficient PV systems with PV*SOL premium

Now in version 2024, the industry's foremost 3D solar software simulation program offers the most detailed configuration and shade analysis for PV systems. With PV*SOL premium you can position and size 3D objects to accurately determine the effects on photovoltaic performance of shading from nearby objects.

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Shading analysis with 3D modelling

PV*SOL premium contains all the features of PV*SOL with the addition of detailed 3D modelling. Compare the two different PV*SOL versions on our comparison page 'Which PV*SOL is for me?'

PV*SOL premium 2024 summary of features

PV*SOL premium contains all the features of the non-premium PV*SOL version and additionally has:

  • Google and Bing map import
  • 3D shading risk and animation
  • Module coverage on multiple surfaces with millimetre precision
  • Module appearance such as cell and frame colour can be altered
  • 3D imagary into client reports
  • Creates 3D buildings and objects based on imported floor maps and plan drawings
  • 3D views of buildings with all features and inverter configurations
  • Create 3D polygon regular and irregular structures
  • Import 3D files
  • Automatic and adjustable save function
  • Visualization of the roof structure by displaying rafters and battens
  • 3D visualization dimensioning exportable as (*.dxf, *.xml, *.pdf, *.png) to most CAD programs
  • Custom textures applied to building surfaces including own images
  • Selection of shading and feature objects such as thermal flat and tube collectors, windows, chimneys and vents, facade windows and doors
  • K2 import export function
  • Automatic shade caculation of inter-row shading
  • DC roof cable layout visualisation and cable lengths

Download a free trial of this solar pv system design software from the link above.

** All screenshots on this page are additional those in PV*SOL 2D version **

Presentation reports

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PV*SOL premium reports can include 3D image images

You can see the outputs of PV*SOL premium in project report form, either for a domestic or commercial system.

Roof object view

A wide variety of customisable 3D objects can be placed on roofs to anticipate their shading and module placement.

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Create polygon and irregular building shapes

As well as simple 3D rectangular buildings, it is now possible to customise building shapes and add textures to all facades, roofs and ground terrains.

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3D Configuration

Simple and flexible reconfiguration of arrays by click-and-drag or menu tools

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Cable Plan

For roof-parallel arrays, Cable Plan allows automatic and manual on-screen cabling with a cable-cutting list with lengths and diameters. Cable routes are in sympathy with the chosen inverter configuration.

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Import base map and building footprints

Import images from sites such as Google Earth and use them to dimension your project

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Import 3D models

Import 3D images from drone flights or CAD programs

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K2 structurual integration

Import/export 3D layouts to K2 base online wind and snow loads

K2 Base Maps