System requirements

Supported operating systems

Currently PV*SOL® requires Microsoft Windows 8.1 (with the latest service packs) or Windows 10. Like any program, PV*SOL® at execution time requires resources such as processor, memory and disk space to store temporary files.

To use PV*SOL® premium an additional DirectX compatible graphics card is required. Most modern computers of recent years meet these requirements.

User rights

To use the program you need sufficient user rights to the program directory.

Internet connection

The program checks your proxy Windows system settings and uses them to establish an Internet connection to the Valentin Software server. If available, the company proxy is used.

If the program is still unable to establish an Internet connection, the message No connection to the Internet is displayed. In such cases it is best if your network administrator contacts us.

URLs required by PV*SOL

Mandatory URLs

Function URL
Online Databases https://db-api-v2.pvsol.de/
Checking for updates https://solar-software.de
Checking for updates https://downloads.valentin.de
Links out of PV*SOL® https://www.valentin-software.com
License server https://license.valentin.de/

URLs for map providers

If you want to use the map section function for 3D planning, the following URLs must be enabled depending on the map provider:

URL
Berlin-Brandenburg https://isk.geobasis-bb.de/
Denmark https://services.kortforsyningen.dk/
North-Rhine Westphalia https://www.wmts.nrw.de/
Google Maps Satellite https://khms1.google.com/
https://khms2.google.com/
https://khms3.google.com/
https://khm0.google.com/
https://khm1.google.com/
https://khm2.google.com/
https://khm3.google.com/
Google Maps normal and hybrid https://mt0.google.com/
https://mt1.google.com/
https://mt2.google.com/
https://mt3.google.com/
Open Street Map https://a.tile.openstreetmap.org/
https://b.tile.openstreetmap.org/
https://c.tile.openstreetmap.org/
Bing Maps http://t0.tiles.virtualearth.net/
http://t1.tiles.virtualearth.net/
http://t2.tiles.virtualearth.net/
http://t3.tiles.virtualearth.net/
http://t4.tiles.virtualearth.net/
http://t5.tiles.virtualearth.net/
http://t6.tiles.virtualearth.net/
http://t7.tiles.virtualearth.net/

The following URLs must be enabled for the address search:

URL
Open Street Map https://nominatim.openstreetmap.org/
Old Valentin Search http://maps.solar-software.de/
Bing Search http://dev.virtualearch.net/

URLs for climate data

For downloading climate data for new sites in Meteosyn the release of the following URLs is necessary:

URL
Valentin TMY API https://tmy-api.pvsol.de
PVGIS TMY API https://re.jrc.ec.europa.eu
Solcast TMY API https://api.solcast.com.au
SolarAnywhere TMY API https://data.solaranywhere.com
https://service.solaranywhere.com

Regional settings: Currency, numbers, time and date

The program uses the formats for currency, numbers, time and date defined under Windows in the regional settings of the control panel. These formats also appear in the printouts. Make sure that the thousands and decimal separators are different.