On the navigation page consumption the existing electrical consumers to be covered by the PV system are defined.
PV*SOL® offers the possibility to define the consumers by clicking on as follows:
In this way, different combinations of different electrical loads can be defined.
With a right click on the diagram it is possible to copy it as an image or the monthly totals in table form to the clipboard.
In the Load and import load profile dialog, electrical loads can be defined using load profiles that have already been imported. The database contains a large number of relevant load profiles (area 2). Area 3 shows more detailed information about the selected load profile. There, the energy consumption of the load profile can also be adapted to the actual energy consumption. The adjustment does not affect the original load profile. The options provided in the 1 area allow you to import and delete new load profiles.
Procedure for importing new load profiles:
Various load profiles can be loaded and individually adapted in the Define Load Profile dialog. With the button new consumers can be created. Consumers already created can be edited by clicking on . This opens the dialog Electrical loads via Load profile.
To define an electrical load, proceed as follows:
In this dialogue, the energy requirements of up to 20 individual consumers will be defined. A new individual consumer can be created by clicking on and deleted via . An already defined individual consumer can be loaded using the button. Further properties can be defined by clicking on the symbol of the individual consumer ( ).A total of 4 different types of individual consumers are distinguished:
In this dialog you define consumption profiles for the profitability model net metering.
If your net metering model shows an annual balance, enter the annual value of consumption, at monthly balance the monthly values.
The consumption profiles defined here should only be used for the profitability model Net-Metering, since only these profiles correctly represent hourly consumption. If you select Annual value, the consumption is identical for each hour of the year, for monthly values for each hour of the month.
If different tariff times are defined in the selected Net-Metering tariff, the Net-Metering tariff must first be selected on the page Economy because the consumption is entered separately for each tariff time.
In off-grid PV systems, load shedding allows the loads to be switched on and off depending on the battery charge status and time window. A start threshold and a stop threshold can be assigned for two time windows (time T1, time T2) for switching the load according to battery charge state (SOC = state of charge). When the start threshold is reached, the load is switched off and switched on again when the stop threshold is reached. You can use the time windows to display various day and night behaviors, for example. The entries are illustrated in the graphic.