PVsyst 7.1 (25/11/2020)


Welcome to PVsyst 7.1 !

New features:

- Final report complete overhaul featuring:
- New design based on automatic and modular "blocks" of content
- New cover page fully customizable with image, text, contact information
- New summary page for a quick overview of the project, variant and results
- Table of contents bookmarked/linked to pages when saved as PDF
- Report fully drawn in 600DPI for the finest details.

Improvements:

- 3D scene : it is now possible to fill a zone with tilted-axis trackers
- 3D scene : the group modification tool has been improved
- General: Improved the advanced parameters accessibility
- Module layout: Implementation of twin-half-cut cell modules with optimizers
- Module layout: Improvement of the strings' attribution to modules, especially with odd-numbers of modules in series
- AC ohmic losses: wire defined for individual inverters instead of global
- Added a loss for the HV line after the HV transfer up to the grid connexion
- System: Adapted power sharing window to unlimited number of sub-arrays
- System: Adapted multi-orientation daily sharing window to unlimited number of sub-arrays
- Implemented Current loss per MPPT input when not using the UsesMultiMPPT option
- Database update.

Fixes:

- 3D scene : trackers imported from external files or generated by zones are now handled correctly by PVsyst allowing to proceed to the simulation, tilts and azimuths are averaged to compute the transposition calculations
- Fixed a crash when importing or reading an empty ground object
- Module Layout: fixed module attribution for polygonal fields
- Shadings: fixed module spacing management in fields
- Sometimes Error in Efficiency 3 voltages (Cubic interpolation artefacts).

Patch 7.1.1 - 09/12/2020

Improvements:

- Shading: Improvement of the 3D scene context menu
- Shading: Added selection tools for the list of PV materials in the 3D scene import window
- Project form: updated information for the user about lengthy executions.

Fixes:

- Shading: Fixed automatic altitude on composed objects
- Standalone projects: fixed error related to a high number of batteries
- Fixed tracking type selection in 3D scene when creating a tracker
- Fixed display of modules and strings in 3D scene when clicking on "Open 3D scene" from module layout
- Report:
- Economic evaluation costs tables rework
- Small general corrections
- Fixed two crashes with the new report
- Fixed error when copying simulation errors and warnings to clipboard
- Fixed user logo import that was not working in the print options
- Fixed displaying of file content in various windows
- Fixed crash occurring in strings voltage mismatch detailed study tool
- Some corrections when importing custom meteo or data files.

Patch 7.1.2 - 21/12/2020

Improvements:

- Report: improved the choice to display data from the P50-P90 evaluation on the report
- The behavior of the scrollbar on the list of plots of daily irradiance has been changed. Clicking the whitespace above and below the cursor now skips in steps of 1 week.

Fixes:

- 3D scene: fixed erroneous object selection at the edges of the viewport
- Report: miscellaneous corrections
- Orientation: Fixed scroll bar issue in multi-orientation
- Measured Data: fixed the crash when attempting to plot comparison of imported with simulated data. All 4 modes of comparison now work, whereas only "Measured values" worked previously
- 3D scene : fixed grouped modification of horizontal NS axis trackers
- 3D scene : fixed default axis rotation limits when filling a zone to match the message box
- Report: fixed a crash in the cover page options when Turkish or Korean was the defined report language
- Opening the predefined graphs window for the first time displayed the unit dropdown values correctly. If you then closed the window and reopened it, any subsequent opening showed these dropdowns as empty. This is now fixed.

Patch 7.1.3 - 12/01/2021

Improvements:

- Database update
- Economic evaluation: multiple improvements
- Module layout: Improved tables to modules adjustment
- Enlarged tolerances for using Bi-facial feature with complex systems.

Fixes:

- Economic evaluation: multiple bug fixes
- Fixed crash occuring when updating the module layout according to the 3D scene
- Fixed number of modules in X and Y for N/S trackers when updating 3D scene from module layout
- Fixed a range check error happening during certain simulations
- Fixed "File not found" or "file could not be opened" error when opening the report for users with non-ASCII user names
- Fixed the user logo not being displayed correctly on the report
- Shadings: Fixed a crash that could occur with the "lasso" selection tool
- Fixed the behavior of the AC losses in the batch mode.

Patch 7.1.4 - 27/01/2021

Improvements:

- 3D scene: two distinct views can now be used to build the shading scene: 1) the "Geographical" view using real coordinates and, 2) the "Building" view for construction plan regardless of the geographical coordinates
- Economic evaluation: added details of loans in report
- Reworked the pre-sizing report and database components reports
- Update: Added background download and decreased installer size
- Shading: extension of the right-click to sub-objects
- Variant: import of variants authorized with the keyboard.

Fixes:

- Module layout: fixed module misplacement and storage for polygonal fields
- Economic evaluation: fixed crash when loading a cost template file
- Fixed error when reading an old file defining conversion format for the importation of custom meteorological data (.MEF)
- Pumping system: fixed crash occurring when choosing a not fully defined pump
- Fixed the interactive map not using the proxy settings
- Fixed PDF not generating with the aging tool
- System: fixed a drawing problem of the power sizing histogram in mixed orientation
- Shadings: removed the possibility to delete the 3rd vertex in polygon PV planes.

Patch 7.1.5 - 12/02/2021

Improvements:

- Implemented new SolarEdge rules and components.

Fixes:

- Shadings: fixed a crash that occurred when deselecting certain objects in realistic view
- Shadings: fixed the import of *.DAE files containing uppercase scientific numbers
- Shading: fixed reference selection issue of "Rotate whole scene" feature
- Fixed a misplacement of the measured data combo box in the project window
- Added a dialogue when selecting "apply to all sub-arrays" in the detailed losses window. Now the AC losses can be copied in two ways
- Advanced simulation: fixed crash when reading unexpected content in .RVT file
- Fixed a crash when importing files containing SolarAnywhere meteorological data
- Corrected calculation of grid limitation in presence of self-consumption
- Fixed error when using a file to define the grid unavailability
- Corrected the accumulation of variables for the mixed orientation case, which caused incoherencies and small errors in the results, for very large systems
- HV transformer: corrected an inconsistent error message
- Array losses: corrected balance error when checking with optimizers
- Report (part about Trackers): show Phi and/or Tilt limits
- Fixed Bug related to AC losses for micro-inverters
- Shadings: fixed a crash that could occur when importing some 3DS files.

PVsyst 7.0 (25/05/2020)


Welcome to PVsyst 7!

New features:

- Support of 64-bit architectures : this will extend PVsyst capabilities of handling large projects and shading scenes
- Irradiance: new improved treatment of the circumsolar component, impacts on the electrical shadings and vertical Bi-facial systems
- System : unlimited number of sub-arrays
- Shadings : conversion of fixed tables to trackers, new trackers with central gap parameter for bifacial, import of trackers from Helios3D, import of PVC files
- Output AC circuit : definition of several MV and HV transformers, with their specifications
- Live results display : see results values and graphs while the simulation is running
- Economic evaluation : Levelized Cost of Energy (LCOE), Net Present Value (NPV), multiple loans of multiple types, advanced depreciation configuration
- Economic evaluation : now available for Stand-alone and Pumping systems
- Simulation : display of warnings during the simulation and with the results

Improvements:

- Module Layout: great improvements in submodule shading calculations accuracy, print of the layout has also been improved and can now be printed in the report
- User interface : improvements of the user interface and user experience
- License management simplification
- Localization : full-software translation coverage (except the Help), Turkish and Korean languages now available

Patch 7.0.1 - 09/06/2020

Improvements:

- Database update
- Mention of the use of new transposition algorithm on report
- Help update of PV module model and Mismatch
- Module Layout with SolarEdge
- Loss diagram: added choice of the DPI, by default screen DPI.

Fixes:

- Error in reading of PV Modules that were not Si-mono or Si-poly was leading to wrong low-light behavior
- Check of transformer power was not accounting for inverter clipping
- Error when loading an invalid bitmap image as logo
- Error when loading a project variant from an older version
- Fix for error with automatic NSRDB site meteo import
- Fix IAM print on report
- Fixed an issue with orientations being recalculated when running a simulation
- Fixed erroneous conversion of rectangle fields to tilted-axis trackers
- Shading tables for vertical PV modules were not calculated correctly.

Patch 7.0.2 - 19/06/2020

Improvements:

- Database update

Fixes:

- Fixed error when writing variant after running a simulation
- Fixed error when reading back last project after running simulation
- Domes with mixed orientations were not resized correctly in batch mode
- Undefined loss values in ModuleLayout for very low irradiance
- Shadings : fixed custom modules definitions not stored when using grouped modification
- System: fixed range check error when a large number of inverters are used

Patch 7.0.3 - 01/07/2020

Fixes impacting results:

- Simulation: treatment of the horizon band in the Perez model improved for shading calculation. Shading losses now more coherent. Yearly result values may change around 1%.

Fixes:

- Performance : fixed some "Advanced simulation" dialogs taking up to several seconds to show
- Fixed error when switching variant with many trackers
- Unlimited Trackers where not correctly displayed in orientation dialog
- Shadings: fixed backtracking strategy for imported scenes, when BT calculated from 2 trackers. The BT was not applied correctly to all other trackers
- Shadings: fixed issues in polygonal PV fields management in shading tool
- Shadings: reversed "Portrait" / "Landscape" display of modules in 3D scene for N/S axis tracker fields
- Report: fixed erroneous unit display for energy values in Economic Evaluation summary section
- Fixed a crash happening when saving the 3D scene to an SVG file from the Module Layout.

Patch 7.0.4 - 07/07/2020

Improvements:

- Interface not becoming slow anymore for bifacial systems with 3D shading scene.

Fixes:

- In carbon balance, number of inverters retrieved from variant
- Fixed Fridge power not taken into account in domestic uses window
- Compass in Module Layout sometimes not correctly oriented
- Module layout strings attribution: error in some very special cases
- MV lines specification with several transformers: fixed error of Minimum wire section.

Patch 7.0.5 - 14/07/2020

Fixes:
- Grid inverter : fixed a crash when enabling efficiency for 3 voltages
- Shadings : fixed a crash when leaving scenes with more than 32000 objects
- Fixed an issue preventing to simulate Module Layout with modules having a number of diodes different than 3
- Fixed a crash when interacting with scrollbar in the Graph window
- Fixed a problem where the simulation in aging tool would not use the correct meteo file
- Fixed recent project opening when "No / New project" is selected in the Preferences
- Several additional minor fixes

Patch 7.0.6 - 28/07/2020

Improvements:

- Database update
- Shadings : set top view to put north on the top in southern hemisphere.

Fixes:

- Fixed inconsistencies with the user needs data and grid storage
- AC Losses: wire length not saved when specified as loss percentage
- SolarEdge: some inverters not useable, because no compatible optimizer
- Shadings : fixed elementary object edition setting parameters back to defaults in some cases
- Fixed crash related to the ageing parameters in the detailed losses
- Fixed storage strategy modification not changing the economic evaluation
- Access violation when importing a variant containing an error
- Module Layout: several corrections, namely when orientations are mixed on one SolarEdge inverter
- Fixed a range check error in system definition when opening Solaredge inverter
- Bifacial: incoherency when a tracker is defined with Axis azimuth = 180°.

Patch 7.0.7 - 04/08/2020

Fixes:

- Interactive map: updated communication protocol with map server
- Fixed time shift in NSRDB TMY import due to NSRDB API change: UTC is now set as default instead of Local Time
- ModuleLayout: problem when showing shaded module I/V curves with tracking systems.

Patch 7.0.8 - 11/08/2020

Fixes:

- Fixed custom file window crash by restricting position of the horizontal splitter
- Fixed custom file import for daily values
- Restored possibility of several transfos in global system
- Fixed a crash when copying the Mismatch graph to clipboard.

Patch 7.0.9 - 19/08/2020

Fixes:

- Remove project correctly from "Recent projects" when deleted in the project window
- Read File: added warning to user and recovery from read error
- Problem for defining the HV line voltage (HV Transformer): initialization of the number of MV transformers
- Use of HV transformer: correction of the overlapping information preventing to define the grid voltage
- Max. number of MV transformers increased.

Patch 7.0.10 - 25/08/2020

Improvements:

- Database update
- Added the possibility to save PV module and inverter files in old format using ANSI encoding. These files can be read from old version of PVsyst (from V6.40 to V6.79).

Fixes:

- System: the number of sub-arrays is not limited to 8 anymore when using Solaredge optimizers.

Patch 7.0.11 - 15/09/2020

Bug fixes:

- Fixed file read error when generating the pdf with Korean characters in the file name
- Fixed wrong unit display in Ageing tab of Detailed Losses window
- ModuleLayout: verification of the number of modules defined per orientation.

Patch 7.0.12 - 24/09/2020

Bug fixes:

- Shadings: fixed history issues for dome fields
- Shadings: fixed negative tilt issue when filling a zone with auto-tilting above a dome roof
- Shadings: fixed copy-pasting problem of objects included in a group
- Simulation: fixed a division by zero when the ambient temperature per hour is too high.

Patch 7.0.13 - 08/10/2020

Bug fixes:

- Prevent electrical shading losses to become negative
- Stand-alone: simulation errors for the variables EArray_ON and EBkUp_ON during transitions within hours
- System & Module layout: fixed mixed orientations mismatch
- Student and classroom licenses can now select any component from the database, but the manufacturer automatically switches to generic in the report
- Fixed KT error when copy/pasting user monthly data in a new site
- Fixed PVsyst blocking when selecting to output a report for each simulation in a batch
- Fixed total number of modules displayed in shading scene for trackers with central gap
- Fixed measured I/V curve import in PV module form.

Patch 7.0.14 - 09/10/2020

Fixes:

- Fixed crash from alt-tabbing back to PVsyst after closing the geographical site definition window.

Patch 7.0.15 - 20/10/2020

Improvements:

- Imported hourly load profiles can be renormalized to a yearly consumption
- Typical load profiles added to templates.

Fixes:

- Unavailability losses were not handled correctly in presence of a load profile
- Module layout : fixed an application hang when automatically assigning electrical strings
- Module layout: fixed the vertical electrical distribution of the modules
- Bifacial was sometimes unavailable with perfectly regular system
- ModuleLayout was sometimes ignored with a system including SolarEdge optmimizers
- Added warning that Twin Modules are not implemented with optimizers
- System: fixed system information in mixed orientation
- Database: fixed the CSV export window
- Aging model was not recalculated when setting dispersion values back to default
- Importing load profiles with comments and empty lines beyond the header was not working
- Ageing: restitutes PV module after aborting the simulation
- Added PV module check at beginning of simulation
- Optimizers: new warning for Twin-half cut cells modules, It reverts as "InLength"
- Fixed simulation slowing down after several months have been calculated, on some computers
- Fixed error when viewing meteo of a new project.

Patch 7.0.16 - 29/10/2020

Improvements:

- Database update.

Fixes:

- Shadings: fixed the import of *.DAE files containing scientific numbers
- Wire loss specified percentage was not reproduced with enough precision.

Patch 7.0.17 - 18/11/2020

Improvements:

- System: Adapted power sharing window to unlimited number of sub-arrays
- System: Adapted multi-orientation daily sharing window to unlimited number of sub-arrays.

Fixes:

- Disallow zero pitch for unlimited sheds
- SolarEdge: list of inverters reinitialized when changing sub array
- Sizing of SolarEdge Optimizers now use highest expected power instead of nominal PV module power
- Fixed a crash when importing or reading an empty ground object
- Shadings: fixed module spacing management in fields
- Module Layout: fixed module attribution for polygonal fields
- Fixed calculation of reactive and apparent power when in self-consumption.