PVDESIGN FOR DEVELOPERSPV plant prospecting at the speed of light

Does it frustrate you—or your manager—that your time is terribly wasted on manually optimizing PV plants designs and calculating energy yields? How many apps do you use for gathering PV plant project's documents to apply for permits? How many engineering hours do you need to prospect a site?

TIGHT SOLAR LCOE BY MAXIMISING ENERGY PRODUCTION

Craft is for pottery

Lack of highly specialised software leads your engineering team to work across a variety of non-integrated apps. Such as CAD software and its plethora of not-so-updated plugins, legacy software or your favourite spreadsheet app.

Imagine your engineering team scouting plots of land at 2X higher velocity. There is a better way to keep LCOE low by maximizing energy production in your designs. There is a better way to grow your project pipeline through software.

Head-to-toe

Head-to-toe

Start with a land file and get a comprehensive engineering docs pack without jumping up and down between apps. From layout or electrical reports to energy yield and LCOE. Ready to your off-taker.

Substation engineering

Substation engineering

Automatically design the basic engineering of the step-up substation of your PV plant. Get a complete SLD and a fully detailed report based on your inputs.

DIY

DIY

Empower your engineering teams to carry out feasibility analysis and plant designs. Avoid outsourcing these tasks and save money.

Sharing is caring

Sharing is caring

Stop emailing project files with colleagues and mess it up with document versions. Access, clone, iterate, and compare site projects across the entire organization. All plans include unlimited seats.

Lives in the cloud

Lives in the cloud

Say bye to manually updating your plugins. Our development team deploys new features twice a week. And you get them in no time. Just logging in your favourite browser.

Secure & compliant

Secure & compliant

Securing your business data is at the core of what we do. Our cybersecurity program follows international best practices, such as the CSA STAR program, OWASP ASVS to ensure your peace of mind. With our dedicated team of experts, your projects will be even safer than in your own computer.

From a kml file to your PV plant technical docs pack in 8 easy steps

The design interface guides you through the steps to get your plant proposal documents. Rely on algorithmic calculations or fine-tune their results to get your desired outcome.

Lighting fast layout

Get a new design from scratch in minutes —including required earthworks. Or clone an existing one and compare them in a matter of three clics.



  • pvDesign calculates the volume of earthworks required to install a structure

  • It works along with the topography analysis to achieve better compliance with the terrain.

  • Get accurate energy yielding and cost estimates.

All your location data in a tab

Use our built-in topography, meteorological, horizon and albedo profile data streams to enhance your designs. Upload your own for a much more tailored simulation.



  • Google Earth for topography

  • NASA SSE for meteorological data

  • PVGIS 5 for horizon and meteo

  • MODIS for albedo profiling

Long-range energy yield

Get up to 50 years of energy yield of your plant design using your meteorological, horizon and albedo data. Or use our out-of-the-box data sources.



  • PVGIS 5, NASA Power and SSE sources included.

  • Input PV module and PV plant losses and understand how it impact energy yield.

  • Choose your preferred IAM loss model for PV modules.

The first paperwork you'll love

Download a whole pack of engineering documentation for your project. Including BoQ, design drawings, list of cables or electrical diagrams. Ready to cast to your off-taker or EPCist.



  • Design, energy yield and interconnection facility reports.

  • Project sheet, bill of quantities, listing of cables in spreadsheet format.

  • SLDs and 3D facility layout ready to import to your CAD software.

Join 900+ top-tier solar developers prospecting faster

Find how Colombian-based utility company Celsia doubled down their project pipeline by embedding pvDesign software into their PV engineering and design workflow.

Read success story

We use to outsource basic engineering work. Deploying pvDesign 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 Piñeiro

Developer engineer

Plans built for businesses of all sizes

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Basic
  • Unlimited Designs
  • Unlimited Users
  • Pay Per Project
  • Downloadable detailed documentation in 5 languages
  • Email Support
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Professional
  • Unlimited Designs
  • Unlimited Users
  • Up to 50 projects
  • Downloadable detailed documentation in 5 languages
  • Basic Support
  • 1 Dedicated Onboarding Session
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Enterprise
  • Unlimited Designs
  • Unlimited Users
  • Unlimited Projects
  • Downloadable detailed documentation in 5 languages
  • Priority Support
  • Designated Customer success teams with unlimited training sessions
  • Two-factor authentication (2FA) settings
  • SAML access with your corporate identity provider
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Build a stronger project pipeline. Speed up your prospecting efforts.

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