Trace Software takes an additional step in photovoltaic design with the new version of PV software, archelios™ PRO

Trace Software International, and its solar subsidiary Cythelia Energy are pleased to announce the release of the latest version of the archelios™ PRO photovoltaic software range.

archelios™ PRO allows to size any type of solar project, from a few kWp to several dozen MWp, on roof, shade, or on the ground.

archelios™ PRO, together with archelios™ CALC, is part of archelios™ Suite allowing you to manage the complete design of your photovoltaic project, from the feasibility project to the calculation notes of the installation.

A full range for PV professionals

As PV professionals do not all have the same design needs, Trace Software has launched in June 2020 a new extended archelios™ PRO range adapted to the size of their projects and their activity (study offices, installers, developers …)

Power <36 kWp Free Software

Power <100 kWp

Power <1MWp

Unlimited Power

Depending on the version, fast design, computing power, precision in production simulation, 3D environment, installation optimization or 3D tools for design are all features that equip users with a powerful and unique tool in the PV software market.

More computational and design possibilities on the 2021 version.

Among all the changes made on the 2021 version, users will be able to benefit from more possibilities for taking into account regulatory parameters, such as limiting the power injected or production thresholds, but also for optimizing large-scale solar power projects.

Optimizations for large power plants

For solar power plant designers, the capacity and performance of the calculations have been greatly optimized to enable the management of larger projects. (up to 100 MWp, a gain of a factor of 10 compared to the previous version). In addition, exporting and synchronizing between SketchUp and archelios™ PRO is faster and project backup is now non-blocking (possibility to work during backup).

Limiting the power injected

Users will now simply be able to meet the mandatory requirements of certain projects. Consideration of the limitation of injected power is integrated and displayed on the reports. The resulting production losses can also be visualized.

Production thresholds – Adaptations to tariff order 2021

The software incorporates the consideration of the evolution of tariffs by production threshold.

Weather database update

The default weather databases (MeteoNorm) have been updated to incorporate more up-to-date and reliable data. When creating the project, the software automatically offers the most recent weather station.

Data export

archelios™ PRO study report models in Excel format (generated from e CSV report) are available to assist the designer in representing the data from his installation.

Thanks to the constant developments made on archelios™ PRO, Trace Software and Cythelia provide photovoltaic professionals with a tool that goes beyond the standard PV design. The software is positioned not only as a real project management tool but also as marketing support.

About Trace Software International and Cythelia Energy

For more than 30 years, Trace Software has been publishing software solutions for the design and operation of electrical and solar installations, for building and energy professionals. Trace Software’s solutions cover the needs of design, operation, and network sizing. The company has an international presence via subsidiaries in Germany, Spain, Morocco, and China, and licensed distributors.

For more than 20 years Cythelia Energy has been supporting its customers on their photovoltaic solar and smart grids projects. Their missions cover the entire lifecycle of projects, from decision support to implementation of solutions and follow-up over time. Cythelia Energy’s research and development center develops the archelios™ Suite distributed worldwide.

Cythelia Energy and Trace Software belong to Groupe Trace, an expert in solutions for electrical design, building, BIM and energy.

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