Valentin PV*SOL® Premium


The design and simulation software for photovoltaic systems


Detailed 3D shading analysis

A three-dimensional representation of surrounding objects is extremely important for determining the reduction in yield due to shading. With PV*SOL premium, you can visualize all roof-integrated and mounted systems – even in open spaces – with up to 7,500 mounted modules or up to 10,000 roof-parallel modules in 3D and calculate the shading based on 3D objects.

Extrude buildings from plans

Buildings and objects can also be created quickly and easily using floor plans, cadastral maps and map screenshots. You only have to trace the respective contours and then the building can be extruded by entering the height. This allows, for example, any type of building to be created with a flat roof.

Import of 3D models

3D models of different file formats can be imported to enter object data. This adds another important tool to the existing option of reading floor plans, cadastral maps and screenshots from web-based satellite maps (e.g. Google Earth) directly into the 3D visualization.

Global climate data available

The climate data supplied in PV*SOL premium are based on Meteonorm and include a total of 8350 ground measuring stations. You can use the interactive map to conveniently select the climate data. Locations not included are interpolated using satellite data and neighboring ground measuring stations. The import of your own measurement data takes place via files in DWD, Meteonorm or WBV format.

Module assignment in 3D view

The roof areas are covered with the maximum possible number of modules automatically, or manually by tracing the areas to be covered by PV. If required, PV*SOL premium can show you the annual radiation reduction (direct and diffuse radiation) for every point of the PV area and for each module.

Polymorphic interconnection in combination with optimizers

Flexibility has been significantly increased when interconnecting the modules that are automatically placed on an object. The new option of polystring interconnection means that completely different strings can be connected in parallel or in series to an MPP tracker. Even different modules in one string, e.g. defective modules that are no longer available, can be replaced with similar ones.

PV*SOL® premium

With PV*SOL premium, the industry standard for photovoltaic design programs, you can design and simulate all types of modern PV systems. From the small rooftop system with a few modules to medium-sized systems on commercial roofs to large solar parks – PV*SOL premium supports you with numerous tools for design and simulation.

The unique 3D visualization is the highlight of PV*SOL premium. You can visualize all common types of systems in 3D, whether roof-integrated or roof-mounted, whether on small angled roofs, large industrial halls or open spaces – with up to 7,500 mounted modules or up to 10,000 roof-parallel modules, and calculate the shading based on 3D objects. This enables you to achieve the highest reliability for your earnings forecast – because for an accurate income calculation, a realistic representation of the shading from surrounding objects is essential.

All other design types from PV*SOL are of course also available to you in PV*SOL premium. Choose the type of design that best suits you and your PV project! The detailed results provide information about the performance of your system at all times.

Whether calculating self-consumption, designing battery storage or integrating electric vehicles – with PV*SOL you can implement and present all customer wishes in no time at all.

You can use our extensive product database at any time. It currently includes over 20,000 PV modules, 4,700 inverters, 1,400 battery systems and many other products such as electric vehicles and performance optimizers.

It is updated regularly by the product manufacturers themselves, so that you can always work with the latest data.
You can generate high-quality project reports for your customers that can be configured and edited as required. Circuit diagrams with the necessary safety devices can also be created, e.g. for submission to the relevant authorities.

The current feed-in tariffs are already available in our database for the calculation of economic efficiency. Supplemented with the information on the system costs, you will receive a detailed and meaningful economic analysis of the system over 20 years. In a few minutes you will receive an initial offer that you can refine afterwards if the customer is interested.