SOFTWARE TOOLS USED IN THE OFF-GRID ELECTRICITY INDUSTRY

SOFTWARE TOOLS USED IN THE OFF-GRID ELECTRICITY INDUSTRY

Someone asked that we share information on software tools used in the off-grid electricity industry. There are so many of them, but here’s a few:

PVGIS

Source: European Commision

The Photovoltaic Geographical Information System is an online tool that can be used to determine the expected performance of grid-connected or off-grid photovoltaic systems and plants. It is used to estimate the solar electricity production of a photovoltaic (PV) system. It gives the annual output power of solar photovoltaic panels. READ MORE 

 

 

 

HOMER

Homer Energy - Software tools used in the off-grid electricity industry
Source: Homer Energy

Hybrid Optimization of Multiple Energy Resources simulates and optimizes an electric power system combining traditional and renewable generation sources. READ MORE

AutoCAD

Source: DesignsCAD

It is a computer-aided design (CAD) software that architects, engineers, and construction professionals rely on to create precise 2D and 3D drawings. It can be used for architectural, civil & electrical plan designs for sites. READ MORE

Source: Microsoft

 

 

 

 

EXCEL

This is an electronic spreadsheet that can be used to all-round your data into rows and columns. It can be used for mathematical calculations, energy audits, financial models and more.

ODYSSEY

Odyssey Energy Solutions - Software tools used in the off-grid electricity industry
Source: Odyssey Energy Solutions

This is an all-round web-based platform that streamlines the workflow for building and financing mini-grid projects, seamlessly connecting all stakeholders in the energy access sector. It is useful for developers, vendors, financiers, government and donors. READ MORE

For more information on more software tools used in the off-grid electricity industry, click HERE

Do you know any other software that is valuable to persons in this industry? Please share on this thread or share in the comment section below.

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