PVscout Campus License

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PVscout 2.0 Premium Campus License

This offer is directed specifically towards students and teachers, universities, technical colleges and training schools.

PVscout is a PV-sizing software for the planning and calculation of grid-connected photovoltaic systems irrespective of manufacturer.

  • NEW: Graphical representation and dynamic interconnection of several roofs.
  • NEW: Dimensioning of PV storage systems
  • Large vendor-independent databases
  • 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

The conclusion of a Software Maintenance Contract is required in this version, in order to keep the programm constantly up-to-date. Already available from €75,00 per year and licence. The following services are included:

  • support for all requests regarding installation, license update and handling
  • regular updates of PV modules, inverters and location databases as well as a constant development
Try the demo version for 30 days free of charge more details and download:

Download Demo version

Graduated Pricing:

Single user license: €100,-
10 and more licenses € 50,- per license
25 and more licenses € 40,- per license

We offer a discount from 10 licences upon request.

System requirements:

Current Windows version (Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7 / 8 / 8.1 / 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!

Education version

100.00 € 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

Your PVscout serial number is based on the following format:
Serial numbers purchased before 2018 have 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
Email: support@pvscout.de

If you would like to reactivate PVscout on a new PC or laptop, please contact us by phone or email. We will gladly reset your serial number for a new activation.

For a new installation on another PC / laptop, please contact our support team at Tel. 01805 / 130680 or email: support@pvscout.de

In the demo version only the location "Munich" is activated. As soon as you activate the software, you can use the location update to download over 1,100 locations and plan your project.

Activate PVscout and carry out the locations update.

To start the PV storage sizing, a consumption must be entered in advance.
In the tab "Project" you will find the "Consumption" menu item.
Here you select a stored load profile in the dropdown menu "Use standard load profile" and enter the total consumption / year in kWh.
The desired degree of self-sufficiency or the own consumption rate can also be specified here.
You also have the option of importing an individual load profile. To do this, select "Use own imported load profile" from the drop-down menu. Now you can start a PV storage sizing.

Tab "Project" → "Consumption" select a load profile and enter the total consumption / year in kWh

In the tab "Inverter" → "device selection" area you can specify whether the calculation is to be started individually per roof area or across all roofs. This setting can be found below the inverter list in the "Sizing limits" section.

Button "Sizing limits" → Check the box "Circuit design independent of roof".

In the tab "Project" you will find the "Consumption" menu item. Select "Use own imported load profile". You can either upload your file directly or download a template which you fill with the corresponding data. Please note that the imported load profile must contain the data for a complete year.
Then import this file using the "Select load profile" button.

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

Yes, the low voltage directive or user regulation VDE-AR-N 4105 is 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, Ernst Schweizer and Wagner Solar are included in the latest version. 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: http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=863265


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PVscout - Module anbauen

PVscout - Module platzieren

PVscout - Module löschen

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