archelios™ Calc 2019 for the solar PV self-consumption market

Trace Software International, a global reference in the electrical and photovoltaic engineering industry, announces that the latest version of archelios™ Calc is available on the market.

archelios™ Calc is a complete software solution for the calculation, sizing, and control of photovoltaic installations connected to the public grid. The latest version of the software comes with the newest features for the solar PV self-consumption market.

Fostered by the emerging of clean energy production and consumption paradigms, solar photovoltaic energy deployment has been evolving. The increase in retail electricity prices and the decline in solar PV has brought many consumers to invest in the solar PV self-consumption systems. The economic benefit is a big driver, but in a scenario where climate change is a pressuring topic, sustainable choices are no longer an option. The self-consumption of PV electricity can help in accelerating the transition to a decarbonized energy system.

The solar self- consumption installation

A solar self- consumption installation uses the PV electricity generated on-site to meet the energy needs while minimizing or excluding the use of electricity from the utility grid. As the energy is generated on site, transmission losses are kept at a minimum. It is an optimal choice for home energy efficiency as it allows relevant savings.  The consumption will depend on several factors such as the number of electrical appliances used, weather conditions, the power of photovoltaic devices and on the number of households.

archelios™ Calc now comes with a new “self-consumption distribution board” view in the connection and location type menu. The user will be able to select the self-consumption option in the interface and to manage the electrical parameters of the switchboard on which the installation is connected. The detailed diagram of the self-consumption installation will be provided, excluding the energy meters.

The newest version of the solar calculation software also presents a new interface design. The environment graphical representation has been updated with new colors and more modern icon design to improve interactivity. Furthermore, archelios™ Calc 2019 allows the real-time visualization of the electrical network of the installation.

More about the features of archelios™ Calc:

  • Detailed one-line diagram of all the installation
  • DC and AC electrical sizing, mono or multi inverters
  • Detailed management of inverters (multi-trackers, multi-strings, integrated protections…)
  • Analysis of the lightning hazard (sizing of lightning arresters)
  • Processing all types of PV installation including beyond 250 kVA
  • The calculation in real time and multi-standard controls (C15 712, NF C15-712-1 et CEI 60364)
  • Integrated or customizable multi-manufacturers database
  • Visualization of non-compliant elements
  • Edition of the complete regulatory folder for the controlling organization

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