Design a System
When designing a renewable energy system it is vital to first of all find out how much and where energy is being used, then see how this can best be matched from available renewable resources at the site location.
Equipment must then be carefully selected to suit these needs, be compatible and within budget. Any logistics and installation issues must be addressed and then a suitable installer appointed.
Many of our suppliers offer free design tools for installers to help correctly select and configure equipment:
The Fronius Solar.creator is a free, flexible and user-friendly online configuration tool that supports you to comprehensively plan and design PV systems when consulting and providing solutions for your customers. It can be individually adapted to your needs and, with its numerous functions, offers assistance in all planning stages of your projects.
GSE In-Roof System
The GSE Integration Configuration Tool enables you to design a roof-integration system to suit a particular roof layout and produce a list of components required. (Caution: You need to enable Macros on your computer for this tool to be able to use it)
Morningstar Solar Charge Controllers
The Morningstar String Calculator will help you decide how many Photovoltaic (PV) modules you may use in series and parallel with a Morningstar charge controller.
Schletter Mounting Systems
Exclusively for companies and installers operating in the solar industry, the Schletter Solar Configurator is available for download to enable designs for particular roof layouts at different locations and suitable components to be selected.
With Sunny Design software, you can plan tailor-made PV systems for your customers. It could be a grid-connected PV system with or without a battery-storage system, smart energy management or e-mobility, an off-grid island or hybrid system - Sunny Design takes all technical specifications for the various components into account and provides you with relevant data for a cost-effective assessment of the system. That means that you can match your PV systems to suit the circumstances on-site.
SolarEdge Inverters and Optimisers
The SolarEdge Designer allows you to achieve optimum designs of SolarEdge systems with minimal time and effort using a range of automated innovative tools
The Victron MPPT Sizing Calculator is a useful tool for helping select the correct charge controller to suit a PV array.