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PVscout 2.0 Basic - Sizing software irrespective of manufacturer

PVscout is a PV-sizing software for the planning and calculation of grid-connected photovoltaic systems irrespective of manufacturer. Quickly and reliably planning of PV-Plants with the version PVscout 2.0 Basic .


  • The easy-to-use roof drawing facility
  • The full range of data irrespective of manufacturer
  • Solar irradiation data based on high-resolution mean minute values
  • Calculations of economic efficiency
  • Individually compiled presentation of technical details, order, quotation, electrical circuit diagram, DC connection drawing, solar yield and economic efficiency
  • Internet update capability

Keeping the program constantly up-to-date, we recommend signing our Software Maintenance Contract. This include the following:

  • telephone support for all requests regarding installation, license update and handling
  • free updates of PV module, inverter and location databases as well as a constant development of new features

More details and download: Software Maintenance Contract for PVscout 2.0 Basic & Premium

Do you also plan more complex PV Plants, such as east-west roofs? Then we recommend PVscout 2.0 Premium.

System requirements:

Current Windows version (Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8 / 8.1, Windows 10 in 32 and 64 Bit) with .NET Framework 4.0.


min. 1GB free RAM, 400 MB of available hard disk space, 1.024 x 768 pixel monitor resolution.

Microsoft .NET Framework:

PVscout was developed for Microsoft .NET Framework. In order to run .NET programs, an installation of .NET Framework is mandatory. In case you haven not installed .NET Framework, an actual version is available on the Microsoft website. Please choose version 4.0, which can be downloaded free of charge and is compatible to previous versions.

Any questions? No problem – please Contact us.

Basic version

299.00 € excl. 19 % VAT.

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Top maintained databases for PV modules, inverters and PV storage

Stefan W. - November 2018

Competent and friendly support

Andreas L. - September 2018

PVscout has become an important part of my everyday planning work.

Michael P. - April 2018

Frequently asked questions

We always keep the legal feed-in remuneration up to date.

Yes, the low voltage directive or user regulation VDE-AR-N 4105 is completely transposed on PVscout.

Yes, there are already over 9.000 modules and over 1.000 inverters in PVscout. It is possible to add your own new modules and inverters at any time. Please use the input form in the menu. Edit → Database → PV modules / Inverter. Due to regular updates the current product data will always be provided to you

Yes, it does. So far, the mounting systems of Schletter, mp-tec, Renusol and Ernst Schweizer are included in the latest version, according to existing standards. The planer receives comprehensive printouts as well as detailed bill of materials. After consulting the producer we will gladly add further systems.

.NET Framework, which is a Microsoft software, can be downloaded from the following website:

Your PVscout serial number is based on the following format:
When entering your serial number, please make sure, it begins with “PVscout”

Please pay attention to the use of small and capital letters!

If you use “copy & paste” for entering your serial number, ensure that no blank space is pasted at the end of the serial number.

During the activation you have to be connected to the internet.

For a software reinstallation on a new PC or Laptop, please contact our support-team.
Phone: +49 89 990 13 840


PVscout - Drag&Drop - Projektdateien

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PVscout - Nachverschaltung

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PVscout - Ströobjekte

PVscout - Module verschieben

PVscout - Module anbauen

PVscout - Module platzieren

PVscout - Module löschen

PVscout - Telefonische Aktivierung

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