This is a great new addition to the new PV*SOL software. The next few years are going to show a boom in the adoption of electric vehicles, and the ability to model their integration with PV systems is going to be a real benefit. Being able to accurately model how the solar system can be used to charge EVs will help many businesses and local authorities to make more informed decisions when considering a PV installation and upgrading their fleet to EVs. Hopefully this will lead to increased adoption of integrating PV and EVs. Being able to charge your EV for free during the day, what's not to like!
A new software update from Berlin-based Valentin Software will allow solar developers to take electric vehicles (EVs) into consideration when calculating energy consumption to reflect the growing buzz around EVs. The English-language version of PV*SOL and PV*SOL premium software will be launched on 17 October through Valentin’s UK partner, The Solar Design Company. In the new version users can select their electric car from the database. They then enter their daily mileage and PV*SOL calculates how much PV energy can be used to charge the car. The software also calculates the cost per 100 km, both with and without the use of photovoltaics.