PV plant modelling software handles complex terrain  

DNV GL's SolarFarmer software for modelling, design, and analysis of solar photovoltaic (PV) plants can accurately and efficiently handle the demands of layouts in increasingly complex terrain. DNV GL's new SolarFarmer software can be used for conceptual and detailed design and analysis for solar PV plants. It 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. SolarFarmer offers design and analysis of development of solar PV plants, from conceptual model to detailed solar plant design, an efficient and traceable method for modelling in complex terrain including a model for submodule electrical mismatch, an automated layout for fixed tilt and trackers, and thoroughly-validated models for accurate energy production calculations. 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. SolarFarmer also provides sub-hourly energy assessment calculations.

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Volume: 2019 July/August