PVSyst is a downloadable solar design software that is used to estimate and optimize the power output of a solar power plant. PVSyst is an industrial standard as a solar design tool. As a software, it allows the user to simulate the energy output, detailed losses, analyze near shadings, carry out financial analysis, probability reports, horizon profile and generate many more outputs that help one in understanding the overall performance of a solar power plant.
Users of PVSyst can simulate the potential performance of a power plant, after specifying information such as the location, meteo data, components to be used, arrangement, budgets and so on.
The main results to be derived from PVSyst reports are the total energy production, performance ratio, specific energy and the gains/losses involved in the simulation. The final report produced from a PVSyst simulation plays a key role in the proposal to be submitted to potential clients and investors in order to understand the bankability of the project.
PVSyst as a solar design software is extremely feature-loaded and complex. In order to deliver the training effectively, Reo has created two separate curriculums – Solar PV Design and Energy Estimation with PVSyst and Advanced Understanding and Utility Scale Applications of PVSyst.