SolarPlus Version 5 - Introduction

SolarPlus Version 5 - Introduction

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PVsyst Alternative for Solar Design Software

SolarPlus vs PVsyst

PVsyst is a software tool commonly used in the field of photovoltaics (PV) for the simulation, analysis, and optimization of solar energy systems. It allows users to model and assess the performance of photovoltaic systems by simulating various factors such as solar irradiance, shading effects, system design parameters, and financial metrics.

With the introduction of SolarPlus Version 5, the SolarPlus Software becomes a viabile alternative to PVsyst for architects and engineers who require the power and accuracy demanded from complex Commercial and Industrial projects. 

Compare PVsyst and SolarPlus features

Designing for complex solar and storage systems for commercial and industrial sized projects requires software that is powerful, accurate, fast and contains all the features that you require.

SolarPlus Version 5 introduces a performance boost that has resulted in massive speed improvement for module-level modelling and in the generation of detailed energy and financial reporting. 

This means the platform now supports commercial and solar farm system design up to 20 megawatt or more (with capable computers for map processing). Even laptops can be used for C&I solar & storage designs up to 3MW  with performance modelling run in around 15 seconds. 

When this improved performance is combined with the other features of SolarPlus including a built in CRM, complete battery system design, built-in compliance guidelines, flexible high-res mapping options, 3D visualisations and proposal templates that are 100% customisable, it’s clear that SolarPlus is now the first choice for designers of commercial solar and battery systems.

Key SolarPlus features

  • High-res Mapping & 3D Visualisations

    High-resolution mapping options and panel rendering make it easy to produce stunning 3D visualisation that will inspire and excite your clients

  • Fast Panel Layout

    Quickly assess system sizing with support for a broad range of commercial panel layout solutions including row-to-row shade analysis.

  • Industry Leading Performance Engine

    SolarPlus V5 performance engine offers unparalleled simulation of solar, storage, & smart energy options to give you the greatest flexibility for assessing the best combination of solutions to meet your customer’s needs.

  • Built-in Compliance Guidelines

    With SolarPlus, commercial solar and storage design comes with best practice compliance guidelines built-in to support fast and informed decisions with even the most complex designs.

  • Multi Scenario Support

    Support comes for almost any design, on-grid or off-grid, and includes detailed analysis of energy, demand charges, as well as carbon emissions reduction so that you can build the best case for return on investment and lifetime payback.

  • Smart Energy Simulator

    The Smart Energy Simulator allows you to add load shifting, EV charging and energy arbitrage, providing the most powerful modern electrification reporting available anywhere.

  • Fully Customisable Proposals

    Generate compelling PDF proposal variations to meet the requirements of particular jobs or customer types, or present in an online format with side-by-side comparison proposals that help maximise your conversion rates.

MOVE FROM PVSYST

It's easy to make the switch from PVsyst to SolarPlus

Everyday, we help C&I design engineers like you make the move over to SolarPlus. Just reach out to our experienced team of solar industry professionals to get started.

Why energy professionals love SolarPlus

"SolarPlus has provided design accuracy and reliability and an easy-to-use workflow that has saved me a lot of time."
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Quentin Bligh
The Natural Grid
"SolarPlus is an excellent tool and the team is a pleasure to work with!"
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Dino
Alemar Energy
""Knowing that my designs are valid, compliant and look professional makes SolarPlus a no-brainer."
Andrew Lindsay
Signature Solar
"I always recommend SolarPlus to anyone coming into the industry. It’s the best solution on the market, hands down"!
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Steven Zilm
EnergyPlex SA
"Honestly mate, your tech support is f***in awesome!!!!"
SolarCity NT
Neil Carberry
SolarCity NT

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