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Features

This is an overview of the range of functions of Polysun.

 

General

General

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Change of language during operation, e.g project design in English and printing of report in Spanish (languages: German, English, French, Italian, Spanish, Chinese, Portuguese, Polish, Greek, Romanian, Arabic, Swedish, Dutch, Turkish, Russian, Ukrainian, Japanese, Croatian) Icon - Product - Plus Icon - Product - Plus
Set preferences for the measurement system (metric, imperial, mixed) Icon - Product - Plus Icon - Product - Plus
Select any location through an online map, automatic creation of weather data (display graphic) Icon - Product - Plus Icon - Product - Plus
Project and system diagram wizard for intuitive use Icon - Product - Plus Icon - Product - Plus
Company logo can be integrated in the professional report Icon - Product - Plus Icon - Product - Plus
Set local currency Icon - Product - Plus Icon - Product - Plus
Energy label issuance according to ErP Directive Icon - Product - Plus Icon - Product - Plus
Simulation results in down-to-the-second resolution Icon - Product - Minus Icon - Product - Plus
Log and parametrize, multisimulation Icon - Product - Minus Icon - Product - Plus
Input of power price and power source profiles Icon - Product - Plus Icon - Product - Plus
Storage of user-created templates Icon - Product - Minus Icon - Product - Plus
Password function for components Icon - Product - Plus Icon - Product - Plus
Horizon    
Import horizon profile from other tools (Suneye, Spyce, Precegio, Pathfinder) Icon - Product - Plus Icon - Product - Plus
Nearby shading: enter row-to-row-shading and shading from obstacles with the editor (watch video) Icon - Product - Minus Icon - Product - Plus
Import horizon profile from Meteotest online Icon - Product - Plus Icon - Product - Plus
Hydraulic Templates    
Large template database available for residential systems, space heating/cooling, DHW, pools, combined systems and company templates. Icon - Product - Plus Icon - Product - Plus
Commercial and industrial systems, process and district heating Icon - Product - Minus Icon - Product - Plus
Building simulation with several buildings and multiple dwelling units. Easy definition of number of units. Icon - Product - Minus Icon - Product - Plus
Simulation model for cogenerators and combined heat and power (CHP) Icon - Product - Plus Icon - Product - Plus
Create new or edit existing templates Icon - Product - Minus Icon - Product - Plus
Favorite-feature to mark your preferred products Icon - Product - Plus Icon - Product - Plus
Reports    
Short report: result presentation of the most important values and system components. Ideal result display for house owners. Icon - Product - Plus Icon - Product - Plus
Professional report: comprehensive technical report for the system, containing relevant information to convince the customer, to successfully apply for governmental subsidies, to inform the installer about the system with component list, etc. Icon - Product - Plus Icon - Product - Plus
Add company logo to the report Icon - Product - Plus Icon - Product - Plus
Financial report: add financial analysis results to the Professional report Icon - Product - Plus Icon - Product - Plus
Generate ENEV report Icon - Product - Plus Icon - Product - Plus
Create and print result reports in PDF, Word, Power Point, HTML, OpenDocument or Excel Icon - Product - Plus Icon - Product - Plus
Results    
Result overview: bar graphs containing 5-7 of the most important results Icon - Product - Plus Icon - Product - Plus
System results: analysis of hydronic and electric loops (monthly evaluation in the form of tables and bar graphs) Icon - Product - Minus Icon - Product - Plus
Profitability calculation: payback period, annual fuel cost savings, purchase costs after grants, etc. Icon - Product - Plus Icon - Product - Plus
Component results: Comprehensive monthly evaluation of energy flows, temperatures, heat losses etc., of any component in the system. Displayed in the form of tables and bar graphs. Icon - Product - Plus Icon - Product - Plus
Graphic evaluation: Comprehensive hourly evaluation of energy flows, temperatures, heat losses etc., of any component in the system. Displayed in the form of graphs. Icon - Product - Plus Icon - Product - Plus
Tabular evaluation: Hourly evaluation of energy flows, temperatures, heat losses etc., of any component in the system. Displayed in the form of tables. Export values to Excel for further analysis. Icon - Product - Minus Icon - Product - Plus
Compare results with a reference system: Run the simulation of two different systems and compare results in a unified bar graph. Icon - Product - Plus Icon - Product - Plus
Energy flow diagram Icon - Product - Plus Icon - Product - Plus
Simulation analysis at the level of single time steps Icon - Product - Minus Icon - Product - Plus
Components    
Creation of own components and database entries (collectors, tanks, PV modules, inverters, heat pumps, etc.) Icon - Product - Plus Icon - Product - Plus
Freely programmable controller Icon - Product - Minus Icon - Product - Plus
Change of all component parameters Icon - Product - Plus Icon - Product - Plus
Various parameter settings for standard controllers Icon - Product - Plus Icon - Product - Plus
Consumption    
Space heating Icon - Product - Plus Icon - Product - Plus
Domestic hot water Icon - Product - Plus Icon - Product - Plus
Swimming pool (indoor / outdoor) Icon - Product - Plus Icon - Product - Plus
Freely definable load / source (process heat / district heating) Icon - Product - Plus Icon - Product - Plus
Electrical loads (consumption profiles in 15-minute time-steps or consumption may be determined through simulation) Icon - Product - Plus Icon - Product - Plus
Energy sink / source    
For every time step a demand profile, the power, the inlet and outlet temperatures can be defined Icon - Product - Plus Icon - Product - Plus
Controllers    
Visualisation of the controller connections: both the position of the sensors (in blue) and the controlled elements (in red) are shown Icon - Product - Plus Icon - Product - Plus
Change of the controller inputs and outputs, control of new components Icon - Product - Plus Icon - Product - Plus
Large range of prepared controllers (solar loop, auxiliary heating, DHW, etc.) Icon - Product - Plus Icon - Product - Plus
Freely programmable controller Icon - Product - Minus Icon - Product - Plus

Solar thermal

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Database containing all SRCC, SPF and Solar Keymark tested and certified collectors, plus many more Icon - Product - Plus Icon - Product - Plus
Concentrating collectors Icon - Product - Plus Icon - Product - Plus
Glazed flat plate collectors, unglazed pool absorbers, vacuum tube collectors Icon - Product - Plus Icon - Product - Plus
Create / import your own collector and save it in the Polysun database Icon - Product - Plus Icon - Product - Plus
Define collector field orientation (azimuth angle) Icon - Product - Plus Icon - Product - Plus
Define collector field tilt angle Icon - Product - Plus Icon - Product - Plus
Edit wind speed surrounding the collector field area Icon - Product - Plus Icon - Product - Plus
Collector tracking following sun path (North-South, East-West, biaxial) Icon - Product - Plus Icon - Product - Plus
Limiting value: simulate collector fields with up to 10,000 collectors Icon - Product - Plus Icon - Product - Plus
Limiting value: simulate collector fields with an area of up to 50,000 square meters Icon - Product - Plus Icon - Product - Plus
Calculation of gross thermal yield for glazed collectors Icon - Product - Minus Icon - Product - Plus
Oil, gas, pellet and firewood boilers, electric heaters and air/water heat pumps as auxiliary heating Icon - Product - Plus Icon - Product - Plus
Power-to-Heat templates Icon - Product - Plus Icon - Product - Plus
Hybrid collector templates Icon - Product - Plus Icon - Product - Plus

Photovoltaics

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Up to 3 PV module fields with different orientations Icon - Product - Plus Icon - Product - Plus
Up to 30 PV module fields with different orientations Icon - Product - Minus Icon - Product - Plus
PV module fields with tracking Icon - Product - Plus Icon - Product - Plus
1 PV module field with battery Icon - Product - Plus Icon - Product - Plus
Large PV module fields Icon - Product - Plus Icon - Product - Plus
Photovoltaic off-grid systems Icon - Product - Minus Icon - Product - Plus
Street lighting templates (off-grid systems) Icon - Product - Minus Icon - Product - Plus
Power-to-Heat templates Icon - Product - Plus Icon - Product - Plus
Hybrid collector templates Icon - Product - Plus Icon - Product - Plus
Photovoltaics    
Module database with thousands of tested and certified modules Icon - Product - Plus Icon - Product - Plus
Create / import user-defined modules and save them in the Polysun database Icon - Product - Plus Icon - Product - Plus
Define PV module field orientation (azimuth angle) Icon - Product - Plus Icon - Product - Plus
Inverter layout Wizard supports the user with the definition of the system (number of inverters, number of strings, number of modules per string) Icon - Product - Plus Icon - Product - Plus
Multi-string inverters Icon - Product - Plus Icon - Product - Plus
Add several module fields Icon - Product - Minus Icon - Product - Plus
Edit wind speed surrounding the PV module field area Icon - Product - Plus Icon - Product - Plus
Define back ventilation of PV module field Icon - Product - Plus Icon - Product - Plus
Define soiling and degradation factors Icon - Product - Plus Icon - Product - Plus
PV module tracking following sun path (North-South, East-West, biaxial) Icon - Product - Plus Icon - Product - Plus
Define cable losses Icon - Product - Plus Icon - Product - Plus
Proximity shadowing Icon - Product - Minus Icon - Product - Plus
Forecast-based charging strategy (PVprog) Icon - Product - Minus Icon - Product - Plus
Cable list Icon - Product - Minus Icon - Product - Plus
Mismatching losses Icon - Product - Plus Icon - Product - Plus
Degradation is taken into account (simulation and inverter layout) Icon - Product - Plus Icon - Product - Plus
Reactive power Icon - Product - Minus Icon - Product - Plus
Limiting value: simulate PV module fields with up to 10,000 modules Icon - Product - Plus Icon - Product - Plus
Limiting value: simulate PV module fields with a total nominal power of up to 1 million kW Icon - Product - Plus Icon - Product - Plus
Database with hundreds of inverters Icon - Product - Plus Icon - Product - Plus
Create / import user-defined inverters and save them in the Polysun database Icon - Product - Plus Icon - Product - Plus
PV roof planner (layout of modules, flexible definition of the roof shape and design of obstacles, display of roof coordinates) Icon - Product - Minus Icon - Product - Plus
Batteries (optimisation of own consumption, battery charge controller, battery life) Icon - Product - Plus Icon - Product - Plus
Database for batteries and battery inverters Icon - Product - Plus Icon - Product - Plus
Design wizard revised to include micro-inverters Icon - Product - Plus Icon - Product - Plus
DC networks Icon - Product - Plus Icon - Product - Plus
Consumption profiles for heat pumps Icon - Product - Minus Icon - Product - Plus
Simulation of bifacial modules Icon - Product - Minus Icon - Product - Plus
Forecast-based operating strategy for PV storage systems Icon - Product - Minus Icon - Product - Plus
Electric vehicles (car, bicycle etc.) with dialogue window for driving profiles Icon - Product - Plus Icon - Product - Plus

Heat pumps, ground-source loops and ground-water loops

Heat pumps

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Oil, gas, pellet and firewood boilers, electric heaters and air/water heat pumps as auxiliary heating Icon - Product - Plus Icon - Product - Plus
Brine/water heat pumps Icon - Product - Plus Icon - Product - Plus
Water/water heat pumps Icon - Product - Plus Icon - Product - Plus
Two-stage heat pumps Icon - Product - Plus Icon - Product - Plus
Exhaust air heat pumps Icon - Product - Plus Icon - Product - Plus
Compression chillers Icon - Product - Plus Icon - Product - Plus
Thermal chillers Icon - Product - Plus Icon - Product - Plus
Ice-storage system templates Icon - Product - Plus Icon - Product - Plus
Cooling water recooler for heat pump systems Icon - Product - Minus Icon - Product - Plus
Choose heat generators/chillers of local manufacturers from the database Icon - Product - Plus Icon - Product - Plus
Create / import user-defined heat generators/chillers and save them in the Polysun database Icon - Product - Plus Icon - Product - Plus
Entering of freely definable reference points for the definition of heat pumps in the database Icon - Product - Minus Icon - Product - Plus
Define controller logics (fixed or modulating power) Icon - Product - Minus Icon - Product - Plus
Inverter technology for power-controlled heat pumps Icon - Product - Plus Icon - Product - Plus

Ground-source loops and ground-water loops

   
Database with different types of ground-source loops Icon - Product - Plus Icon - Product - Plus
Create / import user-defined ground-source loops and save them in the Polysun database Icon - Product - Plus Icon - Product - Plus
Define length of ground-source loops Icon - Product - Plus Icon - Product - Plus
Soil warming: define average temperature difference between air and ground surface Icon - Product - Plus Icon - Product - Plus
Define axial temperature gradient of the ground Icon - Product - Plus Icon - Product - Plus
Database for type of backfill Icon - Product - Plus Icon - Product - Plus
Several earth layers of different composition Icon - Product - Plus Icon - Product - Plus
Simulation over several years, analysing the long term ground temperature for a period of up to 50 years Icon - Product - Plus Icon - Product - Plus
Ground-source loop design according to SIA384/6 Icon - Product - Plus Icon - Product - Plus
Simulation of ground-source loop fields Icon - Product - Plus Icon - Product - Plus
Ground-water temperature can be calculated through application of the weather data, or directly entered by the user Icon - Product - Plus Icon - Product - Plus
Simulation of ground-water loops Icon - Product - Plus Icon - Product - Plus

New features

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Cooling water recooler for heat pump systems Icon - Product - Minus Icon - Product - Plus
Electric vehicles (car, bicycle etc.) with dialogue window for driving profiles Icon - Product - Plus Icon - Product - Plus
Templates for integrated energy systems Icon - Product - Plus Icon - Product - Plus
Forecast-based operating strategy for PV storage systems Icon - Product - Minus Icon - Product - Plus
Import of hourly values for heating and cooling energy demand Icon - Product - Plus Icon - Product - Plus
Profitability calculation Icon - Product - Plus Icon - Product - Plus
Simulation of bifacial modules Icon - Product - Minus Icon - Product - Plus
Power-to-Heat templates Icon - Product - Plus Icon - Product - Plus
Hybrid collector templates Icon - Product - Plus Icon - Product - Plus
New catalogues and database updates Icon - Product - Plus Icon - Product - Plus
New templates and company-specific entries Icon - Product - Plus Icon - Product - Plus