PVDESIGN FOR PV ENGINEERING FIRMSSupercharge your solar engineering

Orders from clients are urgent most of the times. Teams might be overwhelmed by carrying out basic, detailed engineering plus yielding before the end of the day. Just as your client repeated 10 times in the email thread of the PV project.

FLEXIBILITY AT ITS CORE

Meet and exceed your client expectations

pvDesign helps engineering businesses getting their job done faster. It allows you and your team to handle to your clients 300+ pages of technical documentation and a rock solid energy yield in minutes.

Either if your task is prospecting new sites or fulfilling basic or detailed engineering, pvDesign software helps speeding up time-to-design and reduce LCOE. Algorithms and set of adjustable variables maximize energy production and minimize construction costs.

The bigger, the better

The bigger, the better

Unlike one-size-fits-all apps, pvDesign's algorithms are coded for you to get a highly accurate outcome for 1+MW ground mounted PV plants.

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.

Ready player one

Ready player one

Tying software to your computer is so 1999. Unlike desktop apps, pvDesign plans are packed with unlimited users. Just use your corporate employee directory or send invites to your teammates.

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.

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 plot of land to your client's yielding in a bliss

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.

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.

PV CAPEX at a glance

Use the default cost templates or customise them to get a CAPEX and LCOE analysis of your PV project in seconds. Just input the unit price. The hassle of finding the number of required equipment is on us.



  • Adapt costs categories to fit your clients requests.

  • Input OPEX and effortlessly get CAPEX in your currency.

  • Download your custom CAPEX analysis in an editable spreadsheet.

Detailed engineering, powered by algorithms

Once your design is fully optimized, pvDesign delivers a handful of documents of PV detailed engineering. Including single line diagrams (SLD) for the interconnection facility. Both in PDF and editable formats.



  • 3D layout and terrain slopes

  • SLD for medium, low and medium-low voltage.

  • Structure profiles

  • Substation layout and SLD

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 engineering firms serving top-tier renewables companies

Discover how the independent power producer ABEI Energy speed up engineering works.

Read success story

RatedPower's pvDesign helps us performing preliminary and advanced layouts. Now we perform site analysis in record time.

Antonio Verdugo

Technical 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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Questions? We've got you covered

Serve customers better at scale

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