Pvsyst 5.63

Topics: Photovoltaics, Photovoltaic module, 2009 Pages: 406 (114751 words) Published: January 13, 2013
User's Guide PVsyst Contextual Help
PVsyst SA 1994-2012

WARNING: About this manual. This is NOT a PVsyst User's Manual. This document is a printed version of the contextual help of PVsyst (you can call by typingF1 in the software). So, it is not organized as a common manual with chapters, sections and so on. It only displays a serie of independent pages suited for hypertext navigation Nevertheless, you can use this document for browsing the contextual help with hyperlinks, or print your own hard copy. This document is also available on our website www.pvsyst.com. A User's Manual of PVsyst is in preparation.


Chapter 1

1 Overview 1 General description of the PVsyst Software 2 Tutorials 2 Tips for beginners 3 Historical evolution of the software 14 Compatibility and Troubles

Chapter 2

14 Licensing 14 License rights and activation code 16 Asking for a license code 16 Payment conditions 17 Transferring the activation code on another machine

Chapter 3

17 Preliminary design 18 Grid System Presizing 18
Grid-connected system preliminary design

19 Stand-alone system presizing 19 20 20
Stand-alone system preliminary design Stand-alone system design Battery Voltage Choice

21 Pumping system preliminary design 22 Preliminary design: economic evaluation Chapter 4 22 Project design 24 Project design: tutorial 28 Project definition 28 29 29 Site and Meteo data in the Project Project Site and Meteo System definition

30 Plane orientation 31 31
Heterogeneous Fields Sheds mutual shadings


32 33 33
Shed optimization Sun Shields mutual shadings Orientation optimisation tool

34 Concentrating systems 35
Defining a concentrating system

36 PV array electrical behaviour 36 37
Arrays with characteristic's mismatch PV module / array with a shaded cell

37 Shadings: general organisation 38 40 44 48
Horizon - Far shadings Near Shadings: tutorial Near Shadings: main dialog Near Shadings: 3D construction

54 User's needs ("load") 55 55 56 57 57
Load profile: ASCII file definition Domestic User's needs User's needs: probability profile definition User's needs: daily profile definition User's needs: monthly values definition

58 Grid-connected system definition 59 59 60 60 61 61 63
Array voltage sizing according to inverter Amorphous degradation and array voltage sizing Inverter / Array sizing Grid Inverter sizing Different sub-systems, multi-MPPT inverters SolarEdge Architecture Normalised Grid voltages

63 Stand-alone system definition 64
Regulator Operating modes

64 DC-grid system definition 65 65 66
DC-grid load profile DC-grid line resistance DC grid: Overvoltage regulation

66 Pumping system definition 67 68
Pumping system sizing Pumping Systems: Generalities


74 80
Pumping system configuration Pumping Results: Examples

83 Array losses in PVSYST 83 84 86 86 87 87 87 88 88 89
Array losses, general considerations Array Thermal losses Array incidence loss (IAM) Module quality losses Array mismatch loss Array ohmic wiring loss Wiring loss optimisation AC ohmic loss from inverter to injection point Maximum current in wires External transformer losses

89 Module Layout 90 91 92
Construction and General description Subfields Secondary rectangles

92 Simulation 92 93 94 94 95 95 96 96
Simulation process: irradiance and PV array Simulation process: grid system Simulation process: stand alone system Simulation process: DC-grid system Simulation process: pumping system Export ASCII file On-line graph definition Simulation and comparison

96 Results 97 98 98 100 101 103 105
Loss diagram Normalised performance index Simulation variables: meteo and irradiations Simulation variables: Grid system Simulation variables: Stand alone system Simulation variables: pumping systems Simulation variables: DC-grid systems

106 Economic evaluation
Long term financial balance 107 108 Geographical and Meteorological data

Chapter 5


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