The evolution of plant planning: IBC SOLAR presents virtualizing tool

* Update of planning software PV Manager offers new visualization opportunities * Photorealistic representation with no need for additional graphic software

Bad Staffelstein / Germany, June 16, 2016 – IBC SOLAR AG, a global leader in photovoltaic (PV) systems and energy storage, is expanding its PV Manager with a new, unique tool. The extension of the popular planning software for PV systems, which conveys a photorealistic representation of installations, brings illustration during the planning phase to a whole new level. The beta version of the software update will be showcased for the first time at this year’s Intersolar Europe in Hall A3, booth 290.

The PV Manager in the premium licence package for IBC SOLAR’s Premium Partners will be complemented by a unique visualization feature: by using the photo of a house, the software automatically integrates the planned PV system into the picture. This creates a realistic presentation in just a few steps. This presentation can be used during the planning process and can also favour purchase decisions, for example by simulating the use of different module types and colours.

IBC SOLAR developed the new add-on in-house, following frequent requests from its Premium Partners. The user-friendly application enables the planning of installations without the need for additional graphic software. This is based on data from the proven 3D planning tool in PV Manager.

Indispensable tool with new options
When it comes to customer service and the planning of PV systems, PV Manager has become an indispensable tool for Premium Partners. The planning software can include different types of roofs, modules, components and static reports, enabling Premium Partners to offer the best possible planned solar system right from the beginning. Customers’ purchase decisions are affected not only by calculation and detailed planning, but also by the visuals, which are always fundamental. The presentation with 3D models now featuring a realistic photomontage creates the opportunity to project the future PV system onto the building, prior to installation. The new feature takes the whole IBC SOLAR product portfolio into consideration, enabling Premium Partners and its customers to take a detailed look at all planned systems prior to installation.

The new PV Manager tool will be available for premium users in 2016. Visitors of Intersolar Europe in Munich can take the chance to discuss the PV Manager with software developers from IBC SOLAR directly at the booth.