Simulate yields for facades

8/27/19, 8:03 AM -

The PV Sol simulation software from Valentin Software is also suitable for calculating the yield of facade systems.

Simulate yields for facades
Example of a circuit diagram that can now also include EVs and other consumers.

To simulate a facade, the angle of inclination is set to 90 degrees when entering the installation parameters. In practice, many planners have already predicted the yield of a solar system attached to the facade in this way. The latest version of Valentin’s PV Sol allows importing geometric data for the representation of a 3D model. This makes it possible to plan the eventual positioning of the modules in great detail.

The improved function for a detailed circuit diagram promises to make construction easier. Attention was paid to a clear representation of the wiring of the individual modules and strings up to the inverter and the grid connection point. All possible and necessary safety equipment can be subsequently added to the automatically generated circuit diagram.

The simulation of the consumers now also includes the detailed addition of electric vehicles, which can be divided into several groups. For each group, the vehicle type, the number and the expected range can be defined. The times at the charging station can be specified differently for each group for the seven days of the week. (mfo)

The videos from the 2019 pv Guided Tours at The smarter E Europe (Intersolar Europe, ees Europe, Power2Drive, EM-Power) in Munich are now online. Here you can follow the tour on BIPV.

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