PVComplete introduces first CAD software system for the solar industry

PVComplete, a solar design software provider, introduces PVCAD, the first and only CAD for solar. Powered by Autodesk technology, PVCAD rapidly accelerates solar project design and deployment. Solar designers, drafters and engineers use PVCAD to create comprehensive project designs for ground-mounted, rooftop, carport and sloped roof solar projects. For one low monthly subscription, designers leverage

SunShot solar forecasting program receives top honors from Utility Variable-Generation Integration Group

The SunShot Initiative’s solar forecasting program, launched in 2012, spearheaded a collaborative effort to develop real-world solutions to improve the accuracy, flexibility, and geospatial capabilities of solar forecasts. And now, the program and an Energy Department scientist are receiving the Utility Variable-Generation Integration Group’s 2017 Annual Achievement Awards, which honor energy professionals for their success

How Sighten software can help solar sales

SPW editor’s note: Below is a blog republished from Sighten, to explain how its comprehensive software can help solar contractors with sales and leads.  By: Evelyn Fisher, Sighten  You’re ready to grow your solar business this year, but what changes have you made to kick things into a higher gear? What are you doing to

New version of T*SOL helps calculate solar thermal systems

T*SOL 2017, the new version of Valentin Software’s program for the simulation of solar thermal systems, was introduced at the beginning of the year. T*SOL 2017 enables its users to work with the program even more flexibly and, above all, to calculate and observe the system’s economic efficiency more precisely, which is particularly important for

kWh Analytics and NREL awarded for rate of degradation tool

kWh Analytics and NREL have won an award for their work with their rate of degradation tool. The Open-Source Degradation Analysis Toolbox is their joint collaboration and was recognized at NREL and Sandia Labs’ 2017 PV Reliability Conference, held in early March. Degradation plays an important role in PV project finance, affecting the valuation of

Energy Toolbase software integrates with HelioScope design platform

Energy Toolbase announces today that they have gone live on their integration with HelioScope by Folsom Labs, the industry-leading solar photovoltaic (PV) system design tool that integrates system layout and performance modeling to simplify the process of engineering and selling solar projects.  This integration allows users to fully leverage both best-in-class software tools in conjunction

Build versus buy? The solar executive take on software

By: Paul Grana and Canute Haroldson  of Folsom Labs Build, buy, or build-and-buy? That is the question for blue-chip solar companies. At the S3 Solar Software Summit 2016, MJ Shiao sat down with four C-level solar executives to hear their views on software: Steve Simmons of Direct Energy Solar, Dan Rapp of Vivint Solar, Jonathan Doochin of

Exosun releases module-cleaning robot and free software add-on for PV plant design

Exosun, a global supplier of solar tracking solutions for ground-mounted PV plants, launches two innovations designed to optimize the LCOE of each project. ExoDesigner: a software to speed-up your plant design ExoDesigner is a free of charge, easy-to-install AutoCAD add-on application that enables engineering teams to design the layout of PV plants harvesting the best

An investor’s take on solar software: The S3 Solar Software Summit

By Folsom Labs The solar software sector is experiencing rapid (and capital-efficient) growth, but is that enough to attract investors? At the S3 Solar Software Summit 2016, Shayle Kann, senior vice president of research for Greentech Media, and Jake Saper, an investor at Emergence Capital, sat down to discuss an investor’s perspective on solar software. Emergence

ENACT Systems adds new partners to software for additional residential and commercial financing options

ENACT Systems, and end-to-end business process automation platform for distributed solar projects, is integrating two new preferred financing partners to its cloud software platform for solar project developers, installers and distributors in the U.S. market. The two new preferred financing partners, will join five existing fund partners on the ENACT platform. The ENACT software platform