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Utility-scale solar design at lightning speed

Increase your PV plant profits by over 20% with accurate engineering from site identification to engineering of your project. Futureproof your solar company today.

Lightsource bp
Nextera Energy
Siemens Energy
Total Eren
Aquila Capital
Cepsa
Tata Power
Voltalia
OX2
Burns and McDonnell
Naturgy
Cubico
Celsia
Jinko Solar
IGNIS
Edify
Enel
AES
VSB
Tenaga Nasional
Engie
Ferrovial
BayWa r.e.
Hanwha
Acwa Power
Sungrow

Here’s how we can help you

80% of the PV projects that make it into the queue for planning never make it to commercial operations. Ensuring fast and reliable results is the only way to mitigate risks and achieve success in today’s fiercely competitive solar market.

Shorten design  time

Shorten design time

Streamline the design and planning of PV plants to reduce the number of hours engineering teams spend by 85%.

Reduce LCOE of  your projects

Reduce LCOE of your projects

Make confident and insight-driven decisions. Increase your PV asset profitability by 20% by reducing LCOE from site planning to construction.

Optimize your  layout

Optimize your layout

Iterate your layout configuration to find the best option in seconds and reduce human errors. Get bankable results your off-taker can trust.

How solar software delivers ROI

Unlocking ROI with solar software

We teamed up with Enverus to run a comprehensive analysis of where utility-scale developers, IPPs, and EPCs might be losing ROI during the PV design and engineering stage.

The best-in-class solar players choose to work with us

Streamlining BayWa r.e’s pre-engineering workload
Mirko Schiezl

Streamlining BayWa r.e’s pre-engineering workload

«We needed software that was easy to handle, fast, and detailed. Now, with RatedPower, our developers can design in half an hour. Using AutoCAD or other tools would take one or two days.»

Mirko SchiezlHead of Engineering at BayWa r.e.
Optimizing PV projects and overcoming the limitations of legacy software
Saad Umer

Optimizing PV projects and overcoming the limitations of legacy software

«We have received a highly professional response when we needed support or training from the team. RatedPower helps us optimize our projects and provides us with a significant advantage over our competitors

Saad UmerExecutive Manager, Solar PV Network Head at ACWA Power
RatedPower speed helps us boost our competitive advantage
Megan Parsons

RatedPower speed helps us boost our competitive advantage

«Now we can turn around design documents within hours and minutes to stakeholders, landowners, partners or engineers, to get through our regulatory process. This has allowed us to move projects forward faster.»

Megan ParsonsChief Engineer at Blue Ridge Energy
Aligning stakeholders from development to procurement
Özer Ergul

Aligning stakeholders from development to procurement

«The solar industry is becoming more volatile and complex. In today’s world, developers, contractors, and buyers need flexible, scalable and configurable cost estimation tools linked to design for running different scenarios.»

Özer ErgulHead of Procurement
A three-in-one software that saves PNE time and resources
Hugo Navarro

A three-in-one software that saves PNE time and resources

«It's easy to use, even for non-technical users. Now, anyone in our offices can efficiently create their own designs, and our German engineers can manipulate anything in our projects remotely since RatedPower's platform is cloud-based

Hugo NavarroSenior Photovoltaic Design Engineer at PNE AG
Harnessing RatedPower to carry out invaluable PV equipment analysis
Nicolás Fernández-Velilla

Harnessing RatedPower to carry out invaluable PV equipment analysis

«RatedPower provides us with simplicity and flexibility in our solar projects while requiring fewer resources. Other software options typically demand more resources on our end to complete these calculations.»

Nicolás Fernández-VelillaSystem Solution Engineer at Sungrow
Doubling PV project development bandwidth with software
Lennin Piñeiro

Doubling PV project development bandwidth with software

«Thanks to the new developments created by RatedPower that adapt to our needs, we could double our capacity. The time we used to spend on designing and reviewing designs is now focused on doing more projects.»

Lennin PiñeiroDevelopment Engineer at Celsia
Spearheading the transition to renewables
Thomas Gerstch

Spearheading the transition to renewables

«We used to use a mix of tools like AutoCAD, spreadsheets and PVsyst. Now with RatedPower, our team can be innovative and explore more possibilities without wasting time, as each design only takes minutes to run.»

Thomas GerstchHead of Engineering at Iberdrola
Driving efficiency and optimizing resources for more than 50 projects
Antonio Verdugo

Driving efficiency and optimizing resources for more than 50 projects

«RatedPower offers highly personalized customer support. The team has been efficient in solving our doubts and helping us learn how to make the most out of the tool based on our unique needs.»

Antonio VerdugoTechnical Engineer at ABEI Energy
Get real-life inspiration from energy professionals like you

Get real-life inspiration from energy professionals like you

Check how other development and engineering teams are leveraging software to increase ROI and mitigate risks of their utility-scale solar assets.

85 %

faster layouts

5 %

less LCOE

20 %

more asset profits

Automate your asset design and project optimization

From solar site planning to feasibility study and beyond

Unlock the potential and boost the productivity of your development and engineering teams across the entire PV project lifecycle.

Prospect sites efficiently

Prospect sites efficiently

Easily clone your PV plant designs and add, remove, or edit parcels within the project. Change any equipment—such as modules, inverters, or racking systems. Analyse prices, LCOE, energy production, and more. Prepare the project documentation ready for later stages.
Find the best electrical configuration

Find the best electrical configuration

Iterate the electrical configuration of your project. Group the string in pitch or axial direction. Pick the design of your solar field— with either a string box or a DC bus system. Define the cable standard and use a range of parameters for each cable type. Compare each electrical setup and create the project documentation.
Perform cut-and-fill cost-benefit analyses

Perform cut-and-fill cost-benefit analyses

Use Google Earth or your own topography data within your design. Define installation limits for your racking so they’re excluded from your layout and apply earthworks where necessary. Use the BoQ to determine the total cut-and-fill volume and make confident data-driven decisions.
Optimize land use

Optimize land use

Find the best civil configuration to make the most of your acreage. Define your site and upload your topography —including cut-and-fill. Optimize your project by either maximizing or setting a specific capacity. Iterate your layout by adjusting the pitch distance or AC/DC ratio and setting power station location and setbacks.
Simplify your interconnection process

Simplify your interconnection process

Design your substation or switching and breaking station by picking your preferred electrical standard using a range of available parameters. Manually choose the type or size of the power transformer, the whole gen tie layout and set losses at substation transformer level.
Quote projects with accurate BoM, CAPEX, and LCOE

Quote projects with accurate BoM, CAPEX, and LCOE

Define the year of your project simulation to calculate output according to standard deviation. Upload horizon and albedo and set advanced parameters for losses. Use the built-in CAPEX templates or upload templates used by your company’s financial team. Create a BoM, and a comprehensive financial analysis of your plant ready to hand over to your off-taker.
Determine project capacity and energy yield

Determine project capacity and energy yield

Each tweak in your plant design will be reflected in the rated power, peak power, DC/AC ratio, or BESS-related results. Analyze the energy production estimates over time. Get energy yield results, design reports, and losses. Iterate your design based on the results of these data points until your project is optimized.
Find the optimal layout with GCR, tilt and DC/AC ratio iterations

Find the optimal layout with GCR, tilt and DC/AC ratio iterations

Easily edit those parameters for each design iteration of your plant. Use the powerful batch design to create up to ten simulations simultaneously with slight variations in GCR or DC/AC ratios. Compare them to find your optimal project layout.
Hybridize your plant with BESS

Hybridize your plant with BESS

Add AC-coupled BESS to new or existing PV plant projects. Pick the storage inverter and the number of inverters per PCS. Select maximum or a specific capaicty. Define the supply cycle duration, and the dimensions of PCS, containers and distances between blocks. Download the BESS design report, layout or SLD.

Start accelerating your PV plant design and engineering today

Our team of specialists is happy to answer your questions and show you RatedPower first-hand.

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Trusted by 2,600 solar pros like you

RatedPower was recognized as a Leader for its solar design software with high customer satisfaction scores on G2, a top software review platform.



  • 98% of users gave it 4 or 5 stars

  • 92% believe it is on the right track

  • 91% would recommend us

2600

users worldwide

700 K

projects simulated

55

TW designed

66 M

households energy supplied

90 M

tons of CO₂ mitigated

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Engineering algorithms backed by Black&Veatch

To gather insights on how our energy production estimation algorithms compare to conventional standalone energy yield tools, we consulted with Black&Veatch, a prominent engineering consultancy firm. Find out what they discovered below.

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pvDesign vs PVsyst benchmark

Built for every solar player

Explore the most common use cases for your business and team.

Find out exactly how we think before you work with us

We know that acquiring a new tool for your solar tech stack can feel like potluck, as everyone's great at selling themselves.


How do you know it's going to work out?


That's one of the main reasons we publish our methodologies openly so you get to know how we drive ROI for your company. Here are a few fan favorites to give you insight into how our platform works and what it can do for you.

DC/AC ratio: How to choose the right size solar inverter?
Webinar

DC/AC ratio: How to choose the right size solar inverter?

What's DC/AC ratio? What's its role? Optimal oversizing depends on a variety of factors. Key choices as selected equipment; cost template, topography or meteorological conditions affect. Watch it today!

Solar software: A buyer's guide to pick the ideal stack
Guide

Solar software: A buyer's guide to pick the ideal stack

Find out the major must-haves and deal-breakers when comparing solutions for you utility-scale solar engineering technologies stack. Free checklist included.

Methodologies
Methodologies

Methodologies

If you're evaluating if our tool is a right fit for your team, this set of documents will provide you with solid technical knowledge for assessment.

See RatedPower first-hand

Request a live demo and see it in action

Start accelerating your PV plant design and engineering today. Our team of specialists is happy to answer your questions and help grow your PV business.

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