Designing a residential PV plant with PVsol Software

by Shayan Razaghy • Last updated 02/2021

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186 students
1 module
51 minutes
3 assignments

Course description

Have you ever wondered how you can estimate your rooftop solar system yield just within several minutes?

Simulation softwares enable us to evaluate the prospective solar plant energy production and also inspect the effects of probable near or far shadings on modules. Moreover we can easily check different configurations to find out the best possible design. That's why software simulations are of high importance nowadays both in residential and commercial scope of projects in preliminary and also detailed designing steps. There are several softwares as common simulation tools, PVsol is one of the most user-friendly and adequate ones with useful analysis and reports containing shading effect, hourly power generation data, 3-D allocation of solar modules and etc.

This course can be helpful for salespeople who want to estimate customers needs, required solar system equipments and finally system costs and revenue.
In near future, global energy demand will be dependent on renewable energy especially PV systems, so there will be more and more job opportunities every year, in which university or college graduates with related personal skills will gradually adopt. This course can be a great source for apprentices and recently graduated students to develop their practical experiences and enter this booming market.

I am Shayan Razaghy , M.Sc. of power electrical engineering, instructor of the current course , with more than three years of experience in holding face-to-face, online , hands-on workshop, seminar and webinar classes in different topics of solar energy.

Learning Objectives :

• Learn how to use PVsol meteo database to forecast system energy yield
• Learn how to edit or generate new meteo data to the database
• Learn how to determine and simulate buildings, trees, roofs and any other obstacle
• Learn how to set solar modules position to minimize possible shadings
• Learn how to electrically configure solar modules in inverters
• Learn how to assess system output

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Module 1 - Designing a residential PV plant with PVsol Software

  • Designing a Residential PV Plant with PVsol Software (51:34 minutes)


Shayan Razaghy

Shayan Razaghy started his long journey to become a great instructor, exactly the first year he graduated from college. He started teaching to students only few years younger than himself at the same school he himself studied. He has more than 3 years of professional experience in solar (photovoltaic) industry including both technical engineering and project...Learn more


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Its really good useful cource for graduates.

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