Trace Software International confirms its participation in Intersolar

Trace Software International confirms its participation in Intersolar

For its second consecutive year, Trace Software International confirms it will be an exhibitor at Intersolar Europe, taking place 20th – 22nd of June at the Messe München exhibition center in Munich, Germany- Stand B3-575.
With a unique know-how and more than 30 years of experience in the industrial engineering, Trace Software International leads innovation delivering software solutions that disrupt old habits and provide decisive advantages in terms of profitability and safety.
With events spanning four continents and 26 years of experience, today Intersolar is the world’s leading exhibition for the solar industry. More than 55,000 visitors are expected in this upcoming edition. A very promising data which confirms how the event is seriously playing a worldwide major role in connecting solar businesses and increasing the share of solar power in the energy supply.
Photovoltaics are experiencing a second wind in Europe, in fact, figures are really positive. 2018 will witness a growth of +30% in Germany, France, Italy, the Netherlands and Spain. It is estimated that deployment will exceed 10 GW for the first time in years. The public incentive has less and less weight in the growth of the sector, which instead is due to the fall in prices and technological developments. Also, political incentives are becoming increasingly common across Europe with the use of public tenders, decentralized “citizen power” generation and net metering.
Trace Software International provides the professionals of the solar industry with cutting-edge and state of art software solutions, aimed to simplify processes and improve performance.
In a growing market, the archelios™ suite guarantees excellent results in terms of precision, time and productivity. It is a proofed real asset which adds value to the PV project.
The design process for photovoltaic systems has, for the most part, transitioned from a simple electrical equation to a complicated three-dimensional architectural, solar and financial analysis.
archelios™ suite is a comprehensive solution with enables feasibility study, bankability, 3D design, to the compliance and calculation notes, right up to the operation and maintenance management.
It is composed by:

archelios™  is an online application conceived to design, simulate and perform the economic analysis of photovoltaic projects up to 50kWp.
archelios™ Pro is the application for the 3D design, simulation, bankability analysis, and the most accurate yield forecast, for any kind of PV installation.
archelios™ Calc is a market leading software for electrical sizing of PV installations linked to the public network of the layout according to the different NF guides and the ICE standards.
archelios™ O&M brings all the benefits of PVBIMmock-up design to advanced PV monitoring. Thanks to this 3D model, all data is referenced to BIM and the user can import and access any information from any component of the plant well as pinpoint the location of any failure for a quick intervention.
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Trace Sofwtare International to exhibit at Fise

Trace Software International to Exhibit at Fise in Colombia

With 30 years of experience, Trace Software International, leading company in the creation of design software solutions for the electrical engineering, is thrilled to announce that will exhibit at the 7th edition of Fise in Medellin (Colombia) on November 29th and 30th and December 1st, 2017.

Trace Software International will participate at Fise – the most important specialized event in the electrical industry in the country of Colombia.  This special fair trade offers a unique space to unlock overseas business opportunities, boost commercial exchanges and promote relationships with the different stakeholders from the international markets, especially those from Latin America and the Caribbean.

This is an excellent setting for the company to showcase its three winning software solutions: elec calc™ BIM, elecworks™ and archelios™ O&M for the buildings of today and tomorrow.

Therefore, Trace Software International will hold a technical conference on the 30th of November regarding software tools within the electrical engineering industry, exposing he company latest researches and advances in BIM and PV BIM.

Trace Software International will be welcoming you at booth RO – 066, Red Hall,  during all the trade show event.


Software Solutions for the Industry Leaders


elec calc™ BIM


elec calc BIM  stands out as the exclusive electrical design solution satisfying the upcoming BIM challenges. This is the world’s first and only calculating software that seamlessly integrates elec calc™ –  the electrical tool used in the calculation and sizing of projects – with different design platforms enabling the importation of the digital model in IFC4 format, generated by any 3D architectural software’s (Revit, Archicad…).  Several simulations can be done to compare the possible routing scenarios. The 3D model allows the detection of any conflicts. If this is case, the information is directly sent to the designer thanks to the BIM Collaboration Format (BCF) so he can fix the problem and correct his model.


These two unique features make elec calc™ BIM as the next step to fully integrate your electrical data into the BIM process.


elec calc™ BIM brings together the synergies and interoperability aimed to improve the design, reliability and safety, not forgetting the quality of the project along with the overall management of the construction.

Electrical engineers can complete all aspects of electrical design through this tool.


Thanks to the partnership with the avant-garde BIM&CO , the elec calc™ BIM user gains access to all the information and data regarding the BIM objects, amongst other benefits.

With BIM representing the essential digital revolution in the building industry, elec calc™ BIM is the unique electrical design solution aimed to those who do not want to stay behind. Discover all the advantages here elec calc BIM  or download the free trial version


elecworks™ 2018 – the latest release


elecworks™ is the innovative electrical CAD software for the design of automation projects and electrical installations. With 30 years of experience, it possible to affirm electrical engineering is in the company DNA. Available in 16 languages, elecworks™ is also the best-selling electrical CAD solution worldwide.


The latest features of elecwork™ 2018 include:


  • Automatic multi-level bridges bring automation to the next stage. It allows saving time when defining bridges for terminals that share the same equipotential.
  • Natural sort is also a considerable advantage when it comes to draw time saving
  • Automatic routing for PTC®Creo® The first ever product able to work in real time with the mechanical research department using the digital model of the 3D project. Now you also will route cables and wires by your paths and ducts.
  • Automatic integration between elecworks™ 2018 and PTC Windchill (PLM) which guarantees the integrity of your design project.


It is easy to get started. You can now learn more about this cutting-edge design software solution and download the free trial version


archelios™ O&M


This is the latest addition to the archelios™ suite, the essential 360º solution you need to manage an entire photovoltaic project. From the feasibility, profitability study, simulation and calculation of the project, to the electrical sizing, this all-in-one software solution is intended for PV installations of all types: on roofs, plants, linked to the network and on isolated sites, in self-subsistence with or without energy storage. archelios™ suite is composed by a portfolio of software solutions able to satisfy a wide array of expected needs in the photovoltaic project, reaching high levels of impeccable quality and great interactivity to gain in terms of control and productivity.


archelios™ O&M shows a unique approach on BIM for PV. This software brings all the benefits of PVBIM mock-up design to advanced PV monitoring.


More of its main unexcelled features:


  • Any data is internally and automatically attached to devices of a full 3D and electrical system description. Links are therefore exhaustive and error free.
  • Default 2 screens application always showing 2D or 3D view with permanent dynamic links between displayed data and plant structure.
  • Viewing production data in the map of the plant.
  • Thanks to the PV BIM, all data is referenced to BIM and users can import and access any document from any representation of the plant including 3D view.


You can download the free trial version




Fise will take place in Medellin (Colombia) on November 29th and 30th and December 1st, 2017.

With over 350 Colombian and international exhibitors, Fise is a high level commercial and academic event bringing together the electrical industry’s policies, trends, vision and challenges. Since the beginning and now on its seventh edition, FISE has promoted the appropriate dialog amongst energy industry members who seek new corporate and business opportunities, promoting the electrical sector in national and international markets.

Trace Software International is looking forward to welcoming you at booth RO – 066, Red Hall,  during all the fair-trade event.



Cutting-edge photovoltaic solutions

Cutting-edge Photovoltaic Solutions

The Energy Industry is facing serious challenges ahead as the global economy is set to grow four-fold by 2050, more in developing countries such as India and China.

Electrical Energy systems worldwide are changing. There is global demand for new, more cleaner ways of producing electricity and our dependence on it, is increasing and, as environmental concerns become more pressing, so does the focus on the reduction or elimination of greenhouse gas emissions.

While this promises great economic benefits to the standards of living for many people, it also means a huge increase in the use of efficient energy systems and how they are designed to meet the rigorous rules and regulations required.

The fact that Photovoltaics (PV) systems can deliver energy on a large scale at competitive prices means that the industry will grow as economies, countries and technologies develop. As strict regulations continue to change and evolve the industry, the reduction of manufacturing costs and the rate of the design cycle-time increases. New software technologies need to evolve to new heights while remaining safe and reliable – meeting customer demands. To guarantee efficient energy design calculation, quality and safety, Trace Software International is continually improving its current software and innovating new solutions, to meet growing global demands.

archelios cutting edge photovoltaic solar energy PV software

Meeting national and international project design standards is now a key requirement for all companies who are involved within the energy sector, among other essential factors such as energy savings and installation efficiency all in its lifetime.

All these factors are vital within the sector of energy production, energy transformation or energy distribution.

The growth of the energy industry depends on a strong relationship between science and engineering innovations, a vibrant financing and manufacturing sector, and cycles of policy design and advancement, go hand-in-hand, and that is where Trace Software produces cutting edge solutions to meet these growing demands.

Our product solutions enable designers in emerging energy fields to quickly experiment with new and different ideas, speed up initial prototyping, and simulate various environmental conditions to verify new approaches.

Our photovoltaic design solutions for the energy industry meet the needs of our clients:

· archelios™ – Software for PV photovoltaic installations.

· archelios™ suite – a unique solution to manage the entirety of a photovoltaic project.

· archelios™ Pro – allows PV professionals to design, edit, compare and share unlimited projects with the utmost precision and confidence, from rooftop to huge ground mounted.

· archelios™ Calc – takes into account any kind of PV installation in its totality: from the photovoltaic panels to the inverter and from the inverter to the network.

· archelios™ O&M – bringing all the benefits of PVBIM mock-up to advanced PV monitoring. The accurate modeling, combined with sensors or satellite data, provides a precise computation of expected production.



A wide range of PV systems are available worldwide. Globally, there are hundreds of companies involved in the manufacturing of PV modules with varying efficiencies and limitations. At the same time, installation costs differ from system to system and from project to project. The PVs in terms of materials and module efficiency, the global PV status and the driving policies, research and development (R&D) activities and funding sources as well as the potential of electricity generation.

The design process for photovoltaic systems has, for the most part, transitioned from a simple electrical equation to a complicated three-dimensional architectural, solar and financial analysis.

Solar PV technology is one of the renewable technologies which has one of the greatest potentials for clean, reliable, scalable and affordable electricity systems for the future and change the way society consumes energy.

PV Trends 2017 TSI

Green Dream: The Photovoltaic Market in 2017

BARCELONA (March 1, 2017) – [ANALYSIS] Breaking all the records, 2016 became the hottest year in modern temperature monitoring according to NASA. Such alarming observation needs to be taken very seriously.

Our Environment at Risk

According to Gavin Schmidt, director of NASA’s Goddard Institute for Space Studies, “90% of the warning signal in 2016 was due to rising greenhouse gas emissions.” And for him, the upcoming year shouldn’t be any different.

Global Land-Ocean Temperature Index in Celsius

Global Land-Ocean Temperature Index in Celsius

Source: Harvey F., “2016 locked into being hottest year on record, Nasa says,” October 18, 2016 in The Guardian.

Changing our habits and the way we consume is crucial in order to save our planet. Sustainability is key to the preservation of our fragile ecosystem during the next decades. According to the Bruntland Report for the World Commission on Environment and Development (1992), sustainability is defined as the “development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.”

Maintaining our consumption level of fossil energies is not an option anymore. In order to maintain our standards of living while protecting the environment, alternative forms of energy – more responsible and eco-friendly – are needed. Green energies have been developed in order to meet these needs.

A New Era for the World

According to a new report by Bloomberg New Energy Finance, solar power – energy from the sun converted into thermal or electrical energy – is now one of the cheapest form of new electricity on the market. Multiple countries are investing more and more in this form of energy.

Until 2013, France, Germany, Italy and the United Kingdom leaded the way as the biggest producers and consumers of solar power. However since then China has overtaken these countries, becoming the country with the highest number of installations at 44GW in the world. The United States and Japan are also expanding their investments and will probably distance Germany in the near future. Latin America is also getting more and more involved in the global development of the solar energy market. Brazil, Chile and Mexico are set to install accumulative 26GW by 2021.

Soon, developing countries will supposedly become the biggest producers and consumers of solar energy, leaving Europe and the U.S. behind. Evaluated $108.3 billion in 2014, the global photovoltaic solar market is expected to reach around $148.5 billion by 2020 according to Zion Research in its report “Solar Photovoltaic Market for Residential, Non Residential and Utility Applications: Global Industry Perspective, Comprehensive Analysis and Forecast, 2014-2020.”

Regional Share of PV Demand, 2015-2021E

Regional Share of PV Demand, 2015-2021E

Source: GTM Research, A Wood Mackenzie Global Solar Demand Monitor Q2 2016

The solar energy market is growing exponentially: civilians, governments and companies are now considering seriously this alternative.

Cheap and ecofriendly, solar power is now the best solution to help us reduce our foot carbon print and limit global warming.

According to the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, photovoltaic is defined as “the direct conversion of light into electricity.” Thus a photovoltaic system is defined as “a complete set of components for converting sunlight into electricity by the photovoltaic process, including the array and balance of system components.” Nevertheless such photovoltaic installations need to be well managed in order to maximize their efficiency. Keeping this major priority in mind, Trace Software International have created the photovoltaic software archelios™.

archelios™ Suite by Trace Software International

archelios™ Suite is a unique software solution that helps engineers, installers, consultants and investors work on the entirety of a photovoltaic project; from the feasibility study to the complete generation of the calculation notes and documentation that are needed for the implementation of such type of projects.

archelios Suite

archelios™ Suite is made of two major applications:

archelios™ Pro is an online application aimed at creating the complete design and feasibility study of any type of photovoltaic installations based on a 3D simulation and thanks to an updated worldwide database (from solar panels and inverters to meteorological stations), horizon masks, custom or manual string wiring and the most precise yield calculation (according to Photon Labs and the IJEEE). It allows the user to export his projects as a complete PDF report to MS Excel, AutoCAD and to archelios™ Calc.

archelios™ Calc is a complete calculation tool created to size photovoltaic installations that are connected to the grid according to the norms NF C15-712-1 Edition 2010-07 and 2013-07; IEC 2015-04 Edition. It is a professional tool specifically developed for photovoltaic installers, providing detailed one-line diagrams of the whole installation; DC and AC Electrical sizing; single and multiple inverters; visual signalisation; graphical indicators of compliance…

From May 30th until June 2nd, Intersolar Europe will take place in Munich (Germany). World’s leading exhibition for the solar industry, Intersolar will bring together 150 speakers, 1,200 exhibitors and over 40,000 visitors. Strongly involved in the preservation of the environment, the Solar Division of Trace Software International will take part to this major event and will launch archelios™ O&M, its new software for operation and maintenance of new and existing photovoltaic installations.

Solar power and photovoltaic systems are our future. It’s time for action: together let’s make the planet a better place for the next generations.

Agreement between Trace Software and Ivory Coast

Historic Agreement Signed Between Trace Software International, Cythelia Energy and Ivory Coast

BARCELONA, Spain (December 2, 2016) – [NEWS] Trace Software International and Cythelia Energy are proud to announce the signature of a major agreement with the Ivorian Renewable Energy Association (AIENR).

Leading the Way

For the past years Ivory Coast has been devoted at fighting global warming and preserving our fragile environment.
Created in 2014, the AIENR is aimed at helping the government putting in place these public policies. Its main mission is to help reduce the consumption of fossil energies – petroleum, gas and charcoal – in Ivory Coast.

In charge of promoting and expanding the use of green energies, the AIENR leads the way to a more sustainable and eco-responsible Ivorian society.
Sharing the same firm convictions as Trace Software International, the AIENR naturally got in touch with our company to help it achieve its goals.
The AIENR’s President, Mr. Edi Boraud, met Mr. Mehdi Bouikhif, General Manager at Trace Software Morocco and his team on November 17, 2016 during the COP22 in Marrakesh (Morocco).

An Ambitious Partnership

Multifaceted, the agreement covers both short and long term objectives:
– To support the AIENR in its efforts to promote and expand the use of renewable energies all over the country,
– To help the association, professionals, companies and civil society reduce their carbon footprint in the long run.

Different measures will be put in place in order to reach these multiple goals.
On one hand, the AIENR has now at its disposal our software archelios to manage efficiently photovoltaic constructions and increase the production of solar energy. On the other hand, Trace Software International is committed at guarantying and providing the most efficient and dedicated customer service during the entire implementation process. Our teams will be in charge of teaching and training professionals all over the country, in addition to supporting the AIENR during exhibitions and fairs.

“We are all very proud of this agreement between the AIENR and Trace Software. It represents a great step for both our company and Ivory Coast in the development and promotion of green energies. We are committed at supporting their efforts to increase renewable energies production and consumption thanks to our performant software archelios and our ongoing client support and service. This partnership certifies our strong ties with Africa. Plus it also shows our determination to provide photovoltaic professionals with solutions that match their needs perfectly,” Mehdi Bouikhif said.

Local media, such as Radiodiffusion Télévision Ivorienne (TSI), have started relaying the news, highlighting the importance of this agreement:
Helping countries and companies be more sustainable has always been a top priority for Trace Software International. This historical partnership between our company and the AIENER is another step towards that direction. Global cooperation is essential to fight against global warming: strengthening our links with Ivory Coast is mandatory. Together let’s make the world a better place for the future generations.