NSolV8 — The New Standard in PV Sizing
NSol! has been the standard for sizing off-grid PV and PV-generator hybrid power systems since 1993 —
now NSolV8 is on the way.
Effective 8 June 2020, NSolV8 will replace NSolVx. The price for the new version will be US$250 and will include a license for operation on a single computer.
Customers who have purchased NSolVx within the past 12 months (Serial Number 5001259 and higher) qualify for a free upgrade. This upgrade must be completed before 31 Dec 2020, after which the upgrade will cost $150.
Customers who have owned the software for less than three years (Serial Number 5001226 and higher) are eligible for a reduced price for the upgrade. The upgrade price is US$150. Customers who have owned the software more than three years must purchase a license at the full price of US$250.
Customers who have a license which previously allowed two installations per serial number will need to purchase a separate upgrade for each user.
NSolVx will continue to work, even if the new software is installed. We will support re-installation of NSolVx on replacement computers for a period of one year — until 7 Jun 2021.
NSolV8 has been completely redesigned to enable detailed, accurate system design across a wide range of applications.
stay tuned for more details as the release date approaches…
New system configurations and added features for NSolVx …
All new user interface
All major sizing functions are on the one screen, allowing even quicker evaluation of system options. No more opening separate windows to change components and then closing them to view the result. Simply select the appropriate tab, change the component and view the system result on the summary screen
Once you have selected a site, chosen components, set basic system factors and selected an array tilt, you can size a system by clicking on the [Auto PV] and [Auto Batt] buttons.
No more guessing about battery size. The advanced LOLP statistical analysis shows you the exact effects of increasing battery and array sizes in standalone PV systems.
Expanded insolation database
Now includes NASA data for every integer latitude and longitude. International Sites now include temperature data.
User modifiable databases for PV modules, batteries, controllers (new) and inverters (new). A new database structure allows quick searching, sorting and filtering of data.
Updated component analysis
Now includes MPPT controllers and advanced inverters (new).
Updated hybrid analysis
includes both DC bus and AC bus connect for generators in hybrid systems (new). Also includes operation to force daily generator operation (new).
Reports now include even more information and allow inclusion of a personalized logo (new) as well as customized company contact information.
Improved export of data
There are nine different graphs and tables — now you can right-click on the graphs to copy them to the clipboard, and right click on the data tables to copy them into a spreadsheet (new). You can also export a detailed data set for further analysis. It is easier than ever to Use NSolVx to generate proposals and system manuals.
NSolVx now integrates grid-tied system design into the same user interface that made NSol! famous. Select a site, a module and an inverter from the database, click on [Auto PV] and the program will automatically do string calculations to determine the optimal number of modules in series and parallel.
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