In version 6.39 (22.07.2015)

Novelties:
  1. Complete tool for the optimization of shed (rows) systems. Based on series of simulations in batch mode, with optimizing graphs
  2. Helios3D: possibility of importing shading objects.
  3. Ground objects: may be defined explicitely by a custom file (CSV).
Improvements:
  1. Grid injection limitation: may ba applied to E_Grid at the injection point (formerly the limitation was applied at the inverter level).
  2. In the database lists: custom components identified with grey background.
  3. Import from PHOTON database: automatic correction of the Pnom-Vmp*Imp balance, and correction of the default Rs for getting Rel effic = -3% @ 200 W/m2.
  4. On the report: mention the origin of the data for the PV module (“original database” or “custom defined”).
  5. Orientation definition drawing: red point now at a more “logical” position.
  6. Meteonorm 7 management: warns when the .NET V 4.5 framework is not available (previously produced a crash).
Fixed errors:
  1. Blocking error when developing a tracking system in the version 6.45.
  2. Backtracking: error in diffuse shading factor calculation (only in V 6.45).
  1. Errors in the Google maps tool in some very special cases
  2. Tracking planes with not-zero axis orientation: error on shading factor (normally low, increases with Azimuth deviation).
  3. Calculation of mixed-orientation fields: sometimes balance errors in the loss-diagram (but the simulation result is correct).
  4. Domestic uses: seasons not updated for southern latitudes.
  5. Load definition: some dialog errors or inconsistencies.
  6. 3D Shading tool, namely Zone definitions: still some improvements and bugs fixed.

In version 6.38 (13.05.2015)

Improvements:
  1. Blocking error when developing a tracking system in the version 6.45.
  2. Backtracking: error in diffuse shading factor calculation (only in V 6.45).
  1. SolarGIS import of old versions 1.7 (incl. multi-year).
  2. Sizing tool: PNom ratio also showed for inverter’s Pmax = f(temperature).
Fixed errors:
  1. Error in report printing  (some pages partially printed)
  2. Batch: Nb of inverter inputs didn’t work with multi-MPPT inverters
  3. Module Layout electrical I/V drawing tool: errors with tracking systems (but the simulation is correct)

In version 6.37 (01.05.2015)

Fixed errors:
  1. Error in near shadings positioning

In version 6.36 (30.04.2015)

Novelties:
  1. Shading calculations on a specified partial system => Allows the evaluation of very big systems with reasonable computing time.
  2. 3D editor: Management of object’s groups, lists of grouped objects, common modifications on groups of objects.
  3. Import of SolarGIS multi-year files, and written in UT (universal time).
  4. Tool for comparing meteo data (different years, or different sources) Graphs and probability profile for P90 evaluation, average and RMS.
  5. Create meteo files with clear sky model for system oper. analysis and sizing.
Improvements:
  1. Improved Perspective view, define observer’s position, focus on some selected object.
  2. New help for Sub-array and Multi-MPPT management.
  3. Import of Meteo Files in Standard format: management of missing data (-99)
Fixed errors:
  1. Meteonorm V 7.1: Diffuse and Temperature not quite well renormalized
  2. When defining Backtracking, the 3D construction is now mandatory
  3. Batch simulation: the AC wiring loss was not operational
  4. Report for Tracking systems: parasitic label about orientation
  5. SolarEdge inverters: possibility of fractional inputs still did’nt work
  6. First use of the program: the workspace was not automatically created
  7. PDF creation during batchs: crashes

In version 6.35 (24.03.2015)

Novelties:
  1. Meteonorm 7.1 included   (replaces Meteonorm 6.1)
  2. AC modules: identification in the database, and automatic choice of the partner.
Improvements:
  1. Tool for the study and understanding of electrical shading effects:
    completely rewritten, with side-window plot
  2. Possibility of recording OND files in the old format compatible with V < 6.27
  3. Management of the workspace, INI file and license in some special environments
Fixed errors:
  1. Mixed-orientation arrays: Error in the simulation in V 6.33 ans 6.34
  2. Mixed-orientation arrays: Sometimes errors in the display of number of strings
  3. MPPT Adjust button now available for MPPT power sharing
  4. Changing Availability sometimes changed the manufacturer

In version 6.34 (06.02.2015)

Fixed errors:
  1. SolarEdge inverters: possibility of fractional inputs did’nt work anymore
  2. System definition dialog: uncorrect display of some indicative values

In version 6.33 (29.01.2015)

Novelties:
  1. Meteonorm 7.1 included   (replaces Meteonorm 6.1)
  2. AC modules: identification in the database, and automatic choice of the partner.
  1. Shadings 3D:
    – definition/manual modifications of a terrain,
    – definition of zones for positioning “tables” (rectangular or polygonal)
    – distribution and common modifications of a set of tables in the zone .
  2. Multi-MPPT inverters: adjustable Pnom sharing between MPPT inputs.
Improvements:
  1. Tool for the study and understanding of electrical shading effects:
    completely rewritten, with side-window plot
  2. Possibility of recording OND files in the old format compatible with V < 6.27
  3. Management of the workspace, INI file and license in some special environments
  4. Overload losses calculation at sizing time (also for Pnom(Temperature)). => PNom ratio quick calculation depending on Pnom(Temp) and CosPhi
  5. Module layout shading calculations:
    – calculation accuracy for sheds: true calculation of the Linear part.
    – takes 2nd maximum if under VmppMin.
  6. Added several special graphs (sorted values, array temp. distribution, etc)
  7. Shading on diffuse for tracking systems: positive azimuths => full calculation (previously supposed symmetrical => errors with significant horizon)
  8. Help for Inverters: reviewed for new features (Pnom=f(temp), power factor, etc)
Fixed errors:
  1. IAM definition in the Module (import from EXCEL crashed + profile not shown)
  2. Electrical behavior of PV arrays tool (shadings): I/V curves display problems
  3. Concentrating systems: error on the loss diagram (but not in calculation)
  4. Pumping: initialization of pressurization systems

In version 6.32 (14.11.2014)

Improvements:
  1. Auxiliaries losses: improvements and auto activation when specified in Inverter.
  2. Report: issues with Power factor, harmonized units as kVA instead of kWh, shows Eapparent as main result, etc….
  3. Helios3D: improved calculation speed, tolerance to erroneous inputs of h2d files.
Fixed errors:
  1. 2-axis and versical axis Tracking systems in southern hemisphere: error in the Diffuse shading factor.
  2. Helioclim data import: also accepts values expressed in TU.
  3. ModuleLayout, display of electrical effect: crashed.
  4. Electrical shading loss: thresholds on Linear contribution (V 6.26) also suppressed the contribution of thin objects.
  5. Pumping systems: unit error in the definition of the daily load.
  6. Bug limiting the rights for update for some few users.
  7. Bug when reading SolarGIS monthly data (from V 6.31).
  8. IAM loss management: transfer problems with Multi-arrays.
  9. Module Layout dialog: several problems solved.

In version 6.31 (31.10.2014)

Not available!

In version 6.30 (30.09.2014)

Improvements:
  1. Tigo DC converters: some updates.
Fixed errors:
  1. Error in the calculation with CdTe modules (in versions 6.27 to 6.29).
  2. Inverters: page for temperature behavior of Pnom now available.