With the new version PV*SOL 2021 the coupling of a PV system with a heating and hot water system can now be designed.
By integrating the simulation of a complete hot water system with the integration of a thermal building model from the sister program T*SOL, the share of the energy consumption of an electric heat pump to cover the thermal building energy or hot water energy requirement, can now be calculated and the respective share of the electricity from the PV system determined.
With the new DWD (German Weather Service) data sets, high-quality test reference data sets for Germany are available in PV*SOL 2021, which were generated in 2017 as part of a research project. The global climate data from Meteonorm 7.3 has also been added. The program thus includes the latest climate data records that are currently available.
Appliances that are only operated when there is a PV surplus can be simulated in PV*SOL from version 2021. The surplus consumers can have a dynamic or fixed power consumption.
The import of short-term load profiles now also allows the load profiles measured over a freely adjustable period to be imported into PV*SOL 2021. Previously, the shortest specified period was a full year.
Further innovations in PV*SOL 2021:
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The Valentin Software Team