How to design a photovoltaic solar system
Practical guide about how to design a photovoltaic solar system for the first time with the aid of a wizard integrated software
Concerns about climate change and its environmental consequences as shared by the public opinion have highlighted the weaknesses of fossil fuels usage.
As pointed out by Al Gore in an article some years ago: “It's time to accelerate the shift toward a low-carbon future”.
For this and other reasons, the development of technologies and systems for the use of the so-called renewable energies, such as wind power or photovoltaics, has seen a rapid and remarkable growth.
The efficiency of the various components together with the planning and optimization of plants productivity are the main aspect that the technicians in this sector should constantly improve.
In this context, the software for the design of photovoltaic systems is of fundamental importance.
This software allows indeed the designer to plan a top performing system, and the client to have a maximum return on investment.
Let's find out how to design your first photovoltaic system using the dedicated software : Solarius PV.
Solarius PV is a software for the design of photovoltaic systems having all the integrated functionalities necessary to create a photovoltaic system all over the world thanks to Meteonorm and PVGIS data and information archives.
Let's now see how to design our first photovoltaic system.
Designing a photovoltaic system with a software
Thanks to the built-in Solarius PV wizard we will provide you support at all stages and help you to easily design a photovoltaic system.
Let's start typing in the client and the technician's data sheet to then proceed with the descriptive specifications of the photovoltaic system such as:
- installation location
- type of connection
- accumulation system
- type of system
- and other specifications
Let's start with the definition of the photovoltaic system generator with the help of the specific Add generator wizard.
Here you can find examples of various types of surfaces where to install the panels of the photovoltaic system that can be set up with our data.
Alternatively, you can insert the plan and subsequently the .DXF file that you will use as a reference background to integrate the installation surface of your system.
You can proceed identifying the various references such as orientation, inclination and nearby obstacles.
Thus you can continue simulating the shading effects in order to select the best possible installation method for that specific site.
Let's now define if the photovoltaic system will be coplanar or not to the photovoltaic surface while evaluating the solar irradiation on the photovoltaic modules.
Next you can choose the available photovoltaic module from the well-endowed support library, rich in different types of models and companies modules.
Finally, the software will automatically compare the available inverters helping you to choose only those compatible with our system.
In this way you will obtain the layout of the system with the possibility to display the electrical verification results. Thanks to errors and / or problem reports you can then make the best configuration choices to optimize the system.
You can even add charts and details to enrich photovoltaic systems projects and easily generate the configuration report and the project table.
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