The PV software archelios™ Pro Gold: manage projects up to 1 MWp
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 Free, archelios™ Pro Silver, archelios™ 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 Gold
With archelios™ Pro Gold, the user can design, calculate, and simulate any photovoltaic installation up to 1 MWp. The software is addressed to any PV designer or installers who want to mark a difference with their competitors. It includes an improved level of automation and a greater level of detail and accuracy. Here are its most remarkable features:
AUTOMATIC 3D CABLING OPTIMIZATION
The software includes the automatic 3D cabling optimization feature that supports the user in the PV plant electrical system design process. By recommending the panel type, the lengths of the strings, the junction boxes’ and the inverters’ best wiring configuration, the user will save time, avoid errors and time delays and assure the safety and productivity of the PV plant.
CREATION OF THE JUNCTION BOXES
The user can create the junction boxes of the photovoltaic plant manually or automatically. The configuration of the junction boxes is compatible with archelios™ Calc. This feature allows for a quicker and easier design.
This functionality allows the calculation of productivity using 1-axis solar trackers in the modules installed in an east-west arrangement with the possibility of using backtracking. This tool is very useful for power plant optimization
FULL EXPORT OF PV PROJECT TO archelios™ Calc
The user can export the PV projet created in archelios™ Pro to archelios™ Calc, including the inverters, tracker, generator, and cable length data. This can only mean a quicker and more accurate design, as there is no need to re-enter data.
Additionally to the Basic Export from archelios™ Pro Silver, user can also export the calculated lengths of cables connecting strings with combiner boxes, and combiner boxes with strings.
METEO STATION DATA IMPORT FROM METEONORM DATABASE
It is possible to import the meteorological parameters of irradiation and temperature, including typical years, monthly averages, and hourly time series from other databases than the default Meteonorm database. Besides, the database is fully integrable into archelios™ Pro software. By counting on this unique combination of reliable data sources, the user will save time and rely on accurate parameters.
3D DXF EXPORT
It is possible to export the entire PV project files to 3D dxf export, compatible with AUTOCAD, widely used in the building industry.
It is possible to export the entire PV project files to GeoJSON, the standard format encoding a variety of geographic data structures, including their non-spatial attributes. The user will have a cartographic format of the PV project. Besides, it is possible to exchange it with a GIS format, which is widely used in the industry.
KML FILE EXPORT FOR GOOGLE EARTH
It is possible to export the entire PV project files to the KML file that allows seeing different visualizations of geographical data on the Google Earth app. The user will have a cartographic format of the PV project. Besides, it is possible to exchange it with a GIS format, which is widely used in the industry.
COMPARISON OF PROJECTS
It is possible to compare the performance analysis of different PV projects and to highlight. The relevant information will help the user to weigh the evidence and make smart choices.
With regards to self-consumption installations, it is now possible to adapt a project to the actual annual consumption based on invoicing data. The consumption profile is accurate, and the user no longer needs to adjust it. This is also a new feature for the self-production installations with automatic peak power sizing. In addition, archelios™ Pro directly forecasts the number of modules to be installed for an expected production.
Apart from these exceptional features, the software includes all the benefits of the Silver version of archelios™ Pro such as:
3D MODEL (SKETCH-UP PLUGIN)
The software provides a geolocated 3D model that simulates the installation and each of its components, and the environment including shadows and near-masks. It includes a SketchUp plugin to recreate the structure or place where the installation will be designed by building a 3D digital model known as PV BIM, which increases the accuracy of the results because it takes into account every obstacle that may interfere with direct irradiation. Besides, the tool will deliver the automatic 3D calibration and cabling of the PV installations.
The tool helps with the sizing of the PV array to determine the peak power required in m3/d. In addition, it will be possible to obtain a detailed simulation, based on the PV system details, pump characteristics, and storage size indicated by the user.
CUSTOMIZATION OF THE MODULES AND INVERTERS DATABASE
It is possible to add modules and inverters’ references to the customizable database. By relying on a rich variety of selection, the user will be able to deliver a better level of quality and detail to the PV project, according to the customer’s specifications. It is also possible to memorize the configurations and reuse them according to the projects’ needs.
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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.