- PVcase has released its much-anticipated version 1.33, to coincide with the equally anticipated update to PVsyst 7.0.
- The joint tracker-focused integration between PVcase’s ever-evolving utility-scale solar design tool and PVsyst, the go-to software to predict the performance of different PV system configurations.
- The new version has been one of the most sought after updates and is now immediately available to all users who have updated to the latest versions of both.
Single-axis tracker designs done with PVcase within AutoCAD can now be transferred directly to PVsyst, eliminating the need to re-create the designs in PVsyst, saving hours or days of work per design. The new file format .PVC co-developed by PVcase and PVsyst enables users to not only transfer detailed tracker layout designs but also all of the specific parameters of the single-axis trackers like turning angle.
The solar energy sector is growing fast and market studies indicate a continuous increase of utility-scale PV power plant projects for the coming years. In the development of these PV power plants, sun-tracking systems are becoming increasingly popular. The growth in solar energy demands better, more efficient solar design tools and ways to seamlessly integrate the work between different applications.
David Trainavicius, CEO of PVcase: “We are determined to constantly improve the way utility-scale PV power plants are designed. This integration between PVcase and PVsyst is yet another effort to ensure more seamless work-flow for solar design engineers. It will allow our users to work quicker and more efficiently, resulting in better turnaround times when producing single-axis tracker designs.”
Author: Bryan Groenendaal