PVComplete Launches First CAD Software for Utility Scale Photovoltaic Projects


PVComplete, a global solar power sales and design software company, has released an upgrade of PVSyst integration to PVCAD Mega, the first CAD software for large-scale photovoltaic projects, based on Autodesk technology .

“For nearly three decades, PVSyst has maintained its place as the industry standard software for modeling the performance of photovoltaic panels, but even the greatest PVSyst champions will admit that the user interface is cumbersome and that some of its functionality. can be awkward and difficult. to use, ”says Claudia Eyzaguirre, CEO of PVComplete.

“The platform just wasn’t designed with today’s sophisticated solar design needs in mind, which is especially evident when trying to create energy efficiency models for large projects. ladder. PVSyst was designed to model ground mount systems on flat terrain, not the variable terrain which is much more common for fixed tilt and tracking projects today. That’s why we’re excited to offer PVCAD Mega-PVSyst integration that provides the functionality large-scale engineers need from the energy modeling tool they prefer or that banks require them to continue to build. ‘use’, adds Eyzaguirre.

Rather than creating a layout for construction and approaching this layout a second time in PVSyst to activate the energy model, PVCAD Mega users can now create a singular, more precise and nuanced layout in PVCAD Mega to inform both PVSyst construction and modeling. Utility-scale layout + PVSyst export make it easy to produce 3D shadow scenes, even for the largest utility-scale projects, in minutes – much faster and more efficiently as the native build tool.

Once a project layout has been designed in PVCAD Mega, users can press a simple “Export to PVSyst” button to produce a PVSyst compatible information folder.

Importing PVCAD Mega generated files into PVSyst eliminates tedious data entry and shading scene construction, making it easy for designers to obtain high-precision performance estimates for their projects. The best cad mouse turns out to be a good mouse with a good ergonomic grip and a large size

PVCAD Mega is available with or without AutoCAD bundled software on a monthly or annual subscription basis. For a free trial, click here.