Solar Thermal Systems can be Planned and Simulated Quickly and Effectively with New T*SOL basic 5.0

With the introduction of T*SOL basic 5.0, Valentin Software will add a practical tool with a modern interface, simple user navigation and new design assistance to the T*SOL® range, providing users with convincing arguments to present to customers considering investing in a solar thermal system.

In particular for residential buildings, T*SOL® basic With 50 allows both beginners and professional planners to rapidly design, simulate and clearly present the planned solar thermal system, including a yield forecast and financial analysis, 20 pre-configured standard systems, T*SOL® basic 5.0 covers around 80% of the systems used for housing in Europe and the USA. The menus and features in T*SOL® basic 5.0 have been adapted to the current needs and requirements of the solar industry.


The integrated design assistant for collectors, storage tanks and boilers gives the planner concrete design proposals that can be compared to one another. In addition to the pre-configured systems, component databases are available with 1,600 collectors, 700 storage tanks, as well as 1,100 boilers and heaters. T*SOL® basic 5.0 includes convenient functions such as favorites management, searching in tabulated texts, and sorting/filtering of components. The integrated photo-dimensioning program "Photo Plan" makes it possible to realistically present the customer's roof with the planned solar thermal system and also facilitates customer acquisition. And the heating and hot water consumption for swimming pools can be just as effectively planned and simulated with T*SOL® basic 5.0.

The climate database of the MetoeoSyn tool, which is included in T*SOL® basic 5.0, contains more than 8,000 locations worldwide.(The latest climate data from the Geman Weather Service (DWD) is delivered with T*SOL® basic 5.0. For Germany alone, around 450 locations are available)

T*SOL® basic 5.0 is available in five languages – English, French, German, Italian and Spanish – as are the user handbook and the context-sensitive help facility. Valentin Software's regular free introductory webinars for the design and simulation of a solar thermal system make it even easier for users to get started.


Valentin Software

Valentin Software has been providing solar professionals with industry leading design, simulation and sales tools for over 20 years. Our company is committed to expand the adoption of solar and support the growth of the solar industry by developing powerful, yet easy-to-use, software tools for solar professionals. Valentin Software's software is used by customers in over 70 countries throughout the world for the development of residential, commercial and utility scale projects. Valentin Software s dynamic software offers three product lines: photovoltaic (PV*SOL), solar thermal (T*SOL) and heat pumps (GeoT*SOL). Within those product lines are different levels of software: basic, Pro and Expert to service all types of users. Free demos of all of our software programs can be downloaded from our website at http://valentin-software.com/downloads/products.

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