PVscout Online Training
You already use the PVscout for your daily project planning, but are still interested in improving the planning process and getting to know some more details PVscout offers? We offer online training sessions via phone and desktop sharing tool (e.g .Teamviewer) that are adapted to your individual questions and teaches you tricks you can use for faster planning on varying tasks.
We will adapt the content and date of the training session to your personal schedule. The training will be in German or English.
The following themes could be, among others, interesting for you:
- Explanation of all menu items and input boxes
- PV system planning and sizing
- Economic Feasibility Calculation
- Explanation of the resulting documentation
- Every step will be accompanied by simulation exercises with various projects
Any questions? No problem – please Contact us!
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
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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