T*SOL 2016 – The Next Generation of Solar Thermal Design
Valentin Software has adapted T*SOL, its simulation software for solar thermal systems, in accordance with current funding guidelines. The new version T*SOL 2016 allows users to submit the necessary evidence, e.g. to cover heating and hot water requirements, for German government funding programs. For this purpose, Valentin has added some new systems, increasing the number of pre-configured systems available. These include the integration of external circulating heat exchangers and the series connection of solar buffers. Valentin has also updated the comprehensive component databases in the new version.
Another useful addition in T*SOL 2016 is the possibility of optimizing output targets such as efficiency and solar fraction, now also with an automatic parameter variation. Almost all input parameters can be varied, such as the collector area, storage tank size and the volumetric flow rate in the collector loop. This makes it easier for system designers to dimension the components of a solar system in terms of cost-effectiveness, efficiency or the maximum yield. The newly integrated variant comparison enables the results of up to 6 simulations to be compared in a table with the most important site data, such as global radiation, energy requirements and system parameters. Thus, T*SOL 2016 an indispensable tool for the safe design of combined heating systems with solar support.
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About Valentin Software
Valentin Software can look back on over 25 years of successful company history. Thanks to its brands PV*SOL, T*SOL and GeoT*SOL for the dynamic simulation, design, yield calculation and financial prognosis of photovoltaic, solar thermal and heat pump systems, Berlin-based Valentin Software has become a worldwide leading provider in innovative design software for sustainable energy supply. Among its customers count engineers, system designers, architects, installers and technicians, as well as manufacturers active in the fields of heating technology, electrical engineering, and building services.