Some of the popular Solar Software and Design tools are the following:
Energy Toolbase is an industry leading software platform for modeling and proposing the economics of solar PV and energy storage projects. Energy Toolbase’s SaaS product is trusted by hundreds of leading distributed energy organizations nationwide to accurately, objectively and transparently analyze their projects.
HelioScope simplifies the process of designing, engineering, and selling solar arrays. By combining streamlined layout tools with bankable energy simulations, HelioScope helps solar installers improve their design speeds by 5x-10x.
Aurora Solar develops cloud-based software, that enables sophisticated solar PV engineering design, provides workflow management functionality and facilitates sales and customer acquisition for solar installers and financiers. To date, Aurora has been used to design over 1,000,000 solar installations.
UtilityAPI is accelerating the transition to a clean energy economy by creating a safe and secure energy platform for the exchange of energy data. Any company that wants to access utility bill and usage history, whether for clean energy technology or for managing properties, needs the UtilityAPI service. UtilityAPI’s customers are top solar, storage, and energy efficiency companies. With explicit authorization from homeowners and business owners, they use UtilityAPI’s service to evaluate and validate energy usage/savings for homes and businesses.
Sighten’s mission is to empower the diverse businesses leading the solar revolution. Sighten provides solutions for solar installers, channel managers, and financiers.
PVComplete allows solar developers, installers and engineers to work together on a single, versatile platform combining efficiency and accuracy. Sales professionals can begin a project quickly online with PVSketch and then transfer the project to PVCAD, an AutoCAD plugin, for a detailed engineering plan. PVSketch is an intuitive web app designed to streamline solar project development. A friendly interface allows sales professionals easy access to a precision layout tool with little or no training. PVSketch helps visualize solar energy solutions and creates accurate energy modeling. For solar designers who want the highest standard of precision and accuracy, PVCAD delivers unparalleled efficiency so you can finalize designs and quote jobs faster.
PVsyst is one of the oldest PV Software in the market. It is designed to be used by architects, engineer, and researchers. It is also a very useful educative tool. It includes a detailed contextual Help menu that explains the procedures and models that are used, and offers a user-freindly approach with guide to develop a project. PVsyst is able to import meteo data from many different sources, as well as personal data.
NREL’s PVWatts Calculator estimates the energy production and cost of energy of grid-connected photovoltaic (PV) energy systems throughout the world. It allows homeowners, small building owners, installers and manufacturers to easily develop estimates of the performance of potential PV installations.
SolarNexus is business operations platform powers the most effective network of independent solar sales and installation companies. SolarNexus gives you a single place to manage leads through project completion with the same level of sophistication used by the biggest solar companies.
ENACT SYSTEMS Inc. is a leader in cloud-based software for the solar industry. ENACT’s EnerCloudTM Platform powers complete solar business operations for 100+ customers, ranging from top global corporations to emerging project developers. ENACT is headquartered in the San Francisco Bay Area.
EagleView is the unparalleled provider of Pictometry® aerial imagery, data analytics, property data, and GIS solutions for local and federal government agencies, including assessment, public safety, and GIS, as well as the construction, insurance, solar, and energy infrastructure industries.