The free version of archelios™ Pro manage PV projects up to 36 kWp

Trace Software International is excited to announce the launch of the newest editions of archelios™ Pro. The software is an excellent tool for the feasibility and bankability study, simulation, 3D design, and sizing of any photovoltaic project.

As the solar market becomes more and more complex and challenging, the company has launched a new PV software offering. Trace Software International has used its expertise to create four different PV tools’ proposals, archelios™ Pro Freearchelios™ Pro Silverarchelios™ Pro Gold and archelios™ Pro Platinum. All of them aimed at delivering more value and satisfying the needs of a wide range of professionals roles within the solar industry. Each product line is adapted to the size of the PV project and comes with features and benefits tailored to the specific requirement of the activity.

archelios™ Pro Free, your professional software for photovoltaic installations completely free

The free photovoltaic software archelios™ Pro Free is giving users access to a wide range of powerful features to manage PV projects that do not exceed a power of 36 kWp.

PRIVACY AND EASY ACCESS

The software ensures easy and secure access to the web application. The registration process is very simple as it consists of creating login credentials ( company name, user name, email address, and password). All the personal information will be kept strictly confidential as envisaged in the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

COLLABORATIVE WORKFLOW FOR ENHANCED PRODUCTIVITY

The complexity of solar projects requires a high level of coordination of documents, processes, and responsibilities among all operators. Thanks to the automatic saving of and a .a3d file when creating the project, all the relevant stakeholders will work on a single model, ensuring the uniformity and the consistency of all the data as well as better management of information and an improvement on the productivity.

BANKABILITY OF THE PV PROJECT

Solar bankability studies are essential to evaluate the economic viability and profitability of any PV project, give assurance to decision-makers, and guarantee the optimal ROI. The free version of archelios™ Pro provides economical and financial indicators and editable reports that support the decision-making process. Users can pass to the next step of the photovoltaic project with total peace of mind.

ECONOMIC ASSESSMENT OF THE ENERGY OUTPUT OF THE PV MODULES

The user can import the hourly rate profile of the PV installation, including the electricity feed-in tariffs, hour by hour, over the year. Besides, archelios™ Pro Free estimates the price of each self-consumed kWh. More reliable data allow rigorous predictions.

ACCURATE SOLAR POWER GENERATION FORECAST

To predict the generation of electricity by a solar power plant, it is necessary to take into consideration the solar radiation, ambient temperature, weather, and the geographic location of the PV panel. The user can rely on METEONORM, a powerful database providing data about the solar radiation for a certain geographical site and Google Maps providing the automatic calculation of the far mask (natural relief) and the evaluation of the data from the near mask (close modules). The user can count on reliable data regarding the weather forecast, the solar potential, and the environmental parameters.

EASY LOCATION MANAGEMENT

Fully responsive, this option makes it possible to locate a site on Google Maps by entering an address in a search box. The user can access a large verified database.

INDICATION OF THE OPTIMAL ORIENTATION AND INCLINATION/TILT OF THE PV ARRAY

The performance of photovoltaic panels is influenced by their orientation and tilt (inclination), which affects the amount of producible energy. The software assists the user in the analysis process by indicating the optimal orientation and tilt of the PV array. In this way, it is possible to optimize the amount of electricity that can be supplied for each site.

CALCULATION OF THE SOLAR RADIATION ON A TILTED SOLAR PANEL

The free version enables the user to calculate the expected solar production on a tilted solar panel. This option allows the user to select the best site related option and the optimal configuration for the PV array to avoid losses in energy production.

PROPER SIZING OF THE ELECTRICAL COMPONENTS OF THE PV INSTALLATION

Maximum safety is guaranteed as the software is provided with advanced functionalities that assist the user in the dimensioning and sizing of the inverters and the PV modules. The user can make more reliable choices in the selection of the electrical equipment, in a quicker time. Besides, an extensive database of inverters references is included to enhance the project’s quality and level of detail.

SELF-CONSUMPTION OPERATING MODE FOR GRID-CONNECTED SYSTEM

archelios™ Pro Free guarantees a detailed electrical analysis for the self-consumption operating mode. It is possible to establish the optimal design and sizing conditions based on the self-consumption term. The software features enable the user to save design time, enhance the performance, and empower the accuracy of the calculations to provide a project as close as possible to the production conditions. In detail, the user will benefit from:

  • Greater flexibility and customization

The user can evaluate the most suitable self-consumption operating mode profile for the project as he can choose from a pre-entered database.

  • Powerful calculations made easy

To maximize the net benefits, the calculations will be carried out on simulation-based methods. The user will be able to take into account the real annual consumption profile, or the monthly invoices and import only partial profiles.

  • Peak power output calculation available

archelios™ Pro Free provides the user with an indication of the peak power required to achieve a selected self-generation rate. This can only mean better accuracy.

  • Optimal sizing of the battery energy storage system

To reduce operational costs, the user can size the battery energy storage system according to the expected autonomy.

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Trace Software International

Trace Software International is part of Group Trace, bound together by the common mission of delivering excellence in construction and energy solutions. The group is also formed by BIM&CO – one of the world’s leading manufacturers of digital product data for the construction industry, Green Systèmes whose main mission is to optimize the energy performance of buildings and equipment, Trace Parts– one of the world’s leading providers of 3D digital content for Engineering and Cythelia, manufacturer of software for the PV market. Trace Software International has subsidiaries in France, Spain, Morocco, Germany, China, Brazil, and the USA apart from a worldwide presence via distributors or authorized partners.

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