Valentin’s PV SOL 2017: electric cars can be included in the PV design

4/20/17, 8:00 AM -

Valentin Software has expanded its PV SOL design software so that it is possible to include electric cars in the design of photovoltaic plants.

Valentin Software has expanded its PV SOL design software so that it is possible to include electric cars in the design of photovoltaic plants.
With PV SOL you can now include electric cars in your PV plant simulation.

Berlin-based Valentin Software PV SOL premium and PV SOL software makes it possible to take electric cars into consideration when calculating your own consumption. In this version, Valentin has integrated additional, flexible electricity tariff models. The new software enables the calculation of the P90 value as well. The P90 states that there is a 90 percent probability that the simulated average annual energy yield will be exceeded, and is a particularly important factor for investors.

Combining an electric car with a solar unit can be a sensible solution, but that depends on a large number of parameters. PV SOL takes these parameters into account and thus helps the plant designer to make a soundly based prediction about it. In the new version the user can select their electric car from the database. They then enter their daily mileage, and PV SOL calculates how much PV energy can be used to charge the car. The software also calculates the cost per 100 kilometers, with and without the use of photovoltaics. (nhp)

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