Unlock Your Power Potential: Why Choose RatedPower vs PVcase Software?

A solid PVcase Software Alternative

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Are you tired of working with multiple softwares and maintaining different integrations? Are you looking for an all-in-one cloud-based software solution? We've got you covered!


RatedPower is a cloud-based in-depth software built based on customer needs and feedback. RatedPower is a great alternative to PVcase software:



  • Forget about the hassle of working with a multitude of softwares and achieve your goals in less time

  • Enjoy in-depth calculations including power factor, cabling optimization, integrated energy yield and much more

  • Work with a collaborative tool and avoid team misalignement and workflow inefficiency


In the upcoming section, we'll offer a comparative analysis to help you fully grasp the benefits you will gain with RatedPower.

PVcase Alternative
EDP Renewables
Siemens Energy
Lightsource bp
RES Group
Cepsa
Tata Power
voltalia
OX2
Naturgy
Cubico
Celsia
Jinko Solar
IGNIS
Edify
Enel
AES
VSB
Tenaga Nasional
Engie
Ferrovial
BayWa r.e.
Hanwha
Acwa Power
Sungrow

RatedPower vs. PVcase

What’s the difference between RatedPower and PVcase software?

PVcase is formed of different separate software for ground mount, yield and site selection calculations. The calculations are not unified in one software and are only available up until the power station level. Check out this comparative table to learn more about how you can add value to your projects and teams with RatedPower.

PVcase

RatedPower

Designing
Customizable designs – layout does not consider power factor, optimizing cable size or energy yield.
Focus on speed and accuracy – including embedded energy yield estimations, power factor and cabling calculations to create the most optimal designs.
Site Selection
Detailed site-level land and siting program – scope finishes at power station level (limited).
Integration with PRISM allows customizable and granular land analytics – including not only engineering and design of PV projects but also the substation, interconnection and BESS installations.
Software
Compatible with AutoCAD – needs technical knowledge of AutoCAD and solar design.
Stand-alone software - does not need any knowledge of other software or integrations with AutoCAD.
Automation
Manually define the configurations for modules and inverters.
Modules and inverters are defined and configured automatically in just a few clicks.
Pricing
Pricing per user – non-collaborative tool.
3 complete packages with unlimited number of users. Collaborative tool with access to unlimited number of users.
Simulations
Simulations are limited per user and need more than 20min to be completed.
Simulations are unlimited and are executed in a few clicks in less than 60 seconds.

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Why choose RatedPower instead of PVcase software?


  • Avoid the hassle of working with multiple software and maintaining different integrations

  • Save more than 20 minutes per simulation by creating your design and energy yield calculations in under 60 seconds with RatedPower

  • Forget about limited design capabilities and calculations

  • Steer clear of limited customization options for predefined project requirements 

  • Prevent team misalignment and inefficiency

RatedPower vs PVcase
RatedPower vs PVcase

What are the main adavantages for you?

Check out how you can gain a competitive edge by using RatedPower's software and start increasing your profits by more than 20%!

Thousands of professionals choose to work with our solar software

Expanding solar projects beyond local borders
Grant Padini

Expanding solar projects beyond local borders

«We can now run simulations hundreds of times to find the most optimal solution for our customers, considering everything from modules, inverters, and pitch distance, to the financial assessment of all these different configurations.»

Grant Padini Project Planner for Utility-Scale PV Systems at Ampere Dynamic
Accelerating solar design from 5GW to 30GW per year
Robert Wright

Accelerating solar design from 5GW to 30GW per year

«Before RatedPower, there was a high level of variability, simple land layout to more irregular layouts. Now, we can quickly filter down sites from what is possible to what is realistic.»

Robert WrightDirector for Solar and Storage at Burns & McDonnell
EPCists expediting PV design and deliverables with solar software
Stefano Papale

EPCists expediting PV design and deliverables with solar software

«We looked for a tool that was quick for performing basic design and optimization, automatically producing deliverables. RatedPower increased the number of bids we could prepare and submit by around 50%.»

Stefano PapaleHead of Business Development at FATA S.p.A.
Reducing PV layout generation time by up to 95%
Cris Vincent Alidon

Reducing PV layout generation time by up to 95%

«RatedPower allows us to have the capacity to do more strategic front-end early contractor involvement, helping us build projects faster and reducing schedule overrun risk.»

Cris Vincent AlidonVice President of Engineering and Execution for Aboitiz Power
Mirko Schieszl

Without RatedPower, all the requests from our developers and project managers went directly into our engineering team. This led to a significant workload, especially with constant back-and-forth discussions on new land plots, a boundary change here or a gaspipe there. With RatedPower, both developers and project managers can do a quick pre-estimation of the solar projects—power on site and yield—by themselves, before involving the engineering team for more detailed planning.

Mirko SchieszlTeam Leader Solar Engineering
Transitioning from 1MW ground-mounted projects to 250MW in 9 months
Lorik Haxhiu

Transitioning from 1MW ground-mounted projects to 250MW in 9 months

«RatedPower really helped us eliminate our bottlenecks. It goes beyond other tools because it helps us design not just the low voltage or medium voltage, but also the connection point to the grid.»

Lorik HaxhiuFounder of iRN LLC
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
Empowering solar PV design customization through faster iterations
Íñigo Sangroniz

Empowering solar PV design customization through faster iterations

«In one or two weeks, I became very familiar with the software. I was able to do more iterations on our solar layouts, and we could fill the interconnection requests in no time.» 

Íñigo Sangroniz Solar Development Engineer at Solea Power
Competitive positioning in large-scale overseas PV plant bidding
Fengyu, POWERCHINA Sinohydro Bureau 11 Co. Ltd.

Competitive positioning in large-scale overseas PV plant bidding

«RatedPower has a solid customer base and good reputation abroad. It delivers required documents in multiple languages for our global bids while adopting international design standards» 

Fengyu, POWERCHINA Sinohydro Bureau 11 Co. Ltd.Head of New Business Department - Overseas Business Division
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
Enhancing land assessment efficiency for PV developers
Luis Guilherme Castro

Enhancing land assessment efficiency for PV developers

«RatedPower produces a set of documentation to deal with most of the environmental agencies' requirements and for application of grid connection authorization processes.»

Luis Guilherme CastroSolar Development Engineering Manager at Casa Dos Ventos
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
Celsia doubles PV project development bandwidth with RatedPower's platform
Lennin Piñeiro

Celsia doubles PV project development bandwidth with RatedPower's platform

We use to outsource basic engineering work. Deploying RatedPower's software enabled my development engineering team do it in-house. After the first month, Celsia reached 1 hectare per megawatt, from 1,5 ha/mW.

Lennin PiñeiroDeveloper engineer
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

Automate your asset design and project optimization

Streamline your processes and collaborate with your team

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.
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.
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.
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.
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.

Request a live demo and see our software in action

Start accelerating your PV plant design and engineering today. Request a live demo and discover how our advanced features and personalized support will give you a competitive edge, providing greater benefits than PVcase and other solutions in the market.

Frequently asked questions

Working with PVcase entails a technical understanding of AutoCAD and solar design principles. Additionally, users need to invest considerable effort in manually defining configurations for modules and inverters. The software license is valid for one-user and thus is not collaborative.

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