Get an accurate PV energy yield by connecting your trusted meteo data streams

An accurate meteorological data is the foundation of your future PV plant. You can easily upload your own TMY dataset in .csv or connect to your trusted sources to ensure the bankability of the solar project.

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Open source meteorological data streams

PVGIS

pvDesign is seamless integrated with PVGIS. It's a free database with information about solar radiation and PV system performance.



  • Coverage area: Europe, Africa, Asia and the Americas

  • Solar radiation and temperature, as monthly averages or daily profiles

  • Full time series of hourly values of both solar radiation and PV performance

  • TMY data for nine climatic variables, formatted for building energy calculation tools

NASA POWER

Pull meteorology and solar related parameters directly from NASA POWER into pvDesign. This open source stream is tailored to assist in the design of solar powered renewable energy systems.



  • Coverage area: Global

  • Resolution: 1° lat by 1º long for the radiation data sets and ½° latitude by ⅝° longitude for the meteorological data sets

  • Solar radiation and temperature, as monthly averages or daily profiles

Premium data streams

SolarAnywhere®

SolarAnywhere is an accurate global solar data partner for project developers, financiers and operators. Bring bankable-grade data depth and accuracy for your next solar project directly to pvDesign.



  • Data fields: Solar irradiance (GHI, BHI, DHI) and temperature

  • Coverage: Global


  • Resolution: Up to 0.5 km nominal gridded tile 5-minute or 1-minute data (for selected geographies)



Use the built-in templates to bring your own meteo data

Drag and drop your .csv file with TMY data. pvDesign supports:



  • SolarGIS hourly and monthly

  • SolarAnywhere hourly

  • NREL TMY3 hourly

  • PVGIS5 hourly

  • Meteonorm hourly


In case you have meteorological data from other sources, you can adapt your .csv following the available templates.

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Sharing is caring

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Design & energy yield

Design & energy yield

The PV plant design and the energy estimates are two faces of the same coin. pvDesign’s integrated energy yielding tool is the perfect match for the layout module, helping you better understand how topography and equipment impact your yield. All in the same browser window.

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Multiplayer enabled

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Making it simple

pvDesign bridges the gap between technical and non-technical users. So both types of roles can perform complex calculations and analysis in minutes with a very intuitive and user-friendly interface and recommended parameters included.

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