Solar PV designs are specification and calculation intensive. Where a commercial system can absorb engineering cost.
Small residential system suffer this added cost, when in reality most can be developed within a set of guidelines
The Expedited Permitting System by Brooks Engineering and the ABC's of Solar gives us a simplified residential PV permitting model. Making it easy to convey the prime parts of a system and the designed interaction.
Many AHJ are adopting the simplified PV systems permit process that may benefit up to 60% of residential PV system designs.
Automate some of the process to save time and money....
TPVS DWG is an Microsoft Access® application to bring module, inverter and site specifications together, perform basic calculations and present a diagram or drawing as part of a concept system for an owner, builder, electrician, utility or authority having jurisdiction(AHJ) approvals.
Simple to use, inexpensive, effective. Version 1.1
Check string voltage and VOC for given low temp.
Will it exceed NEC or inverter warranty?
Check minimal starting voltage for hot conditions
Will production restart after outage?
See required array area, and loading per sq. foot
Will array fit and be supported by the defined area?
2.0 NEW Coming Soon, Size wiring systems, with "conditions of use" parameters.
2.0 NEW Coming Soon, Added feature to include DC optimizer's.
Microsoft Access® Database application.