Power and renewables

Solar PV plant design software - SolarFarmer

Our PV plant design software to support the analysis, simulation and design of solar photovoltaic plants.

PV plant design software

SolarFarmer PV plant design software is based on decades of experience in engineering of solar energy. It can be used for conceptual and detailed design and analysis for solar PV plants. SolarFarmer software combines thoroughly validated PV simulation algorithms with a user-friendly, modern user interface allowing quick configuration of PV plant designs and simulation of PV layouts. The PV plant design software has a full 3D shading and calculation model, handling complex terrains and shading obstacles.

Solar plant design - modelling complex terrain

As the demand for solar energy increases, solar plant design will become more challenging as the terrain becomes more complex. This will require PV plant design software that can perform more reliable modelling for accurate energy calculations. SolarFarmer provides unique models designed by our engineers based on decades of engineering experience in the solar industry.

For example, SolarFarmer includes a unique model that accounts for submodule electrical mismatch due to 3D shade from horizon, terrain, adjacent racks and tracker, and near shade obstacles through to energy capture in one PV plant design software product.

Key benefits of SolarFarmer PV plant design software

  • Supports design and analysis of development of solar PV plants, from conceptual model to detailed solar plant design
  • Efficient and traceable method for modelling in complex terrain including our model for submodule electrical mismatch
  • Saves hours of design time using our automated layout for fixed tilt and trackers
  • Thoroughly-validated models for accurate energy production calculations
  • Expert modelling; SolarFarmer engineers are working directly with DNV GL experts to improve modelling of components during the design phase, such as modelling for thin-film modules
  • Sub-hourly energy assessments – we know as experts that hourly energy assessment can lead to errors e.g. underestimating inverter clipping losses during cloud coverage. SolarFarmer provides sub-hourly energy assessment calculations

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