Unlock Your Power Potential: Why Choose RatedPower vs Terabase?

A solid Terabase Alternative

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Are you looking for a more sofisticated yet user-friendly solution to design and engineer your PV plant projects? We'll walk you through some of the benefits of choosing RatedPower vs. Terabase.


With RatedPower:



  • You can enjoy detailed design automation built in minutes and forget about basic design layouts and high trial and error ratios

  • You can cater for sites bigger than 1500 Ha

  • You can forget about missed opportunities with off-takers due to documentation limitations


In the next section, we'll offer a comparative analysis to better illustrate the benefits of using RatedPower.

Terabase Alternative
EDP Renewables
Lightsource bp
Siemens Energy
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. Terabase

What’s the difference between RatedPower and Terabase?

Terabase is a software used for C&I solar project creation. They focus on small projects with simple layout design. Check out this comparative table to learn more about how you can add value to your projects and teams with RatedPower.

Terabase

RatedPower

Designing
Multi-variable batch design.
Batch design on key parameters that highly affect pv plant capacity and energy yield (DC/AC ratio, Tilt and Pitch) for an optimized PV plant space availability.
Meteo-data
Basic meteorological data available.
Hourly and sub-hourly meteo data estimations available.
Layout
3D visualization – basic layout design (no BESS, electrical configuration, etc.).
Detailed design automation built in minutes including power stations, MV cabling, interconection facility, OHL and BESS.
Project Size
Compatible with small projects (up to 1500ha).
Cater for projects with up to 4250 ha for the whole site.
Customer Support
Limited support – no dedicated consultants to support with projects and designs.
Detailed online documentation to help the user build their designs and projects. Readily available team of experts for support.
Documentation
Limited documentation output.
Most complete documentation with +300 pages, available in multiple editable formats.

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Why choose RatedPower instead of Terabase?


  • High trial and error ratio due to basic design layouts

  • Inability to cater for sites bigger than 1500 Ha

  • Impossibility of importing terrain data

  • Missed opportunities with off-takers due to documentation limitations

RatedPower vs Terabase
RatedPower vs Terabase

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

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
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
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.
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
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
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

Optimize your design layouts and access in-depth documentation

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.
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.
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.
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.
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 Terabase and other solutions in the market.

Frequently asked questions

Terabase provides users with simple layout design, up to the inverter. It has no electrical configuration considerations and limited documentation output. It does not include BESS calculation options.

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