New Software Tools for Solar Thermal Energy & Photovoltaic Designers
Valentin Software, Inc., the global market leader in solar PV and solar thermal design and simulation software, and SunReports, Inc., a provider of performance monitoring solutions for residential and small commercial solar installations, have teamed up to close the loop on estimation tools and provide valuable performance data to the solar industry. SunReports will provide actual performance data to customers whose PV and solar thermal systems were designed and estimated using Valentinâ€™s software programs.
â€œWe understand the value of predictive data as seen in the thousands of installed systems designed with our softwareâ€
Valentin Softwareâ€™s design simulation software has been validated, tested, and used to design and plan thousands of installations in over 70 countries throughout the world. The companyâ€™s easy-to-use design tools enable users to optimize each systemâ€™s design to maximize the performance and return on investment. Using a complex simulation, the software automatically calculates the performance over the expected life of the system.
â€œWe understand the value of predictive data as seen in the thousands of installed systems designed with our software,â€ says Paul DeKleermaeker, North American General Manager for Valentin Software. â€œThe SunReports feedback loop is a natural and valuable extension to the prediction capabilities our customers rely on us for, thus allowing them to identify system operations issues in advance.â€
SunReports will complement the Valentin Softwareâ€™s simulation results by providing actual performance data that can be compared with the Valentin estimated performance. This complete solution provides solar installers with unprecedented visibility into system performance, both predicted and actual, via the SunReports Installer Portal, in addition to helping installers identify system installation and maintenance requirements early on.
Thomas Dinkel, CEO of SunReports comments, â€œWith SunReports and Valentinâ€™s state-of-the-art product line, installers now have the ability to rate the performance of their entire installed-base against their performance predictions to customers. This ability to show highly accurate actual vs. predicted performance data on the same visual provides installers with a valuable and powerful differentiation tool when going to market.â€
About Valentin Software
Valentin Software has been providing solar professionals with industry leading design, simulation and sales software programs for over 20 years. The companyâ€™s powerful, yet easy-to-use, software tools for solar professionals are used by customers in over 70 countries throughout the world for the development of residential, commercial and utility scale projects.
SunReports, Inc., provides â€˜ZERO-configuration requiredâ€™ performance monitoring solutions that compare actual vs. estimated system performance for renewable energy installations in the residential and small business/commercial markets.
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