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  • 01-Sep-2017

pvDesign Software (by RatedPower)

Abstract

We developed a cloud-based software (SaaS) that allows to study the feasibility of solar Photovoltaic plants and to instantly carry out the design and engineering in a faster, more automated, accurate and reliable way than traditional engineering.

Our web application makes it possible to lower the costs of energy generated by our customers and makes solar energy more accessible to everyone.

We make engineering in minutes, not weeks.

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Who is your customer?

Every player in the solar energy industry. Mainly Utilities, solar power plants developers, contractors (EPCs), engineering companies, solar equipment manufacturers, funds, and investors.

What problem does this idea/product solve or what market need does it serve?

We developed a comprehensive software package that by scanning millions of iterations, it instantly, automates the solar plant design, and automatically generates the engineering documentation. Our web application makes it possible to lower the costs of implementing photovoltaic (PV) plants and make the technology more accessible to people with less knowledge of it. Our clients can easily develop, compare and manage their projects, avoiding the need for outsourcing. The project started because the 3 founders worked the bulk of our carriers in the renewable energy sector, developing plants in more than 15 countries and we saw a great need to optimize the engineering processes. Until now, customers hired engineering companies that made the works manually with man-hours of engineers and draftsmen. With our web application, we offer a standardized solution that meets these needs. The software performs the design and engineering instantly and it is possible to modify the parameters and characteristics as often as required. The client can download the project documentation in minutes, not in weeks like traditional methods.

What attributes will make this idea/product successful? Why do you believe that those features will create success?

We transform the way engineering is done. There is no such technology in the market, it will save time & money. It is scalable to other technologies.

Explain how you (your team) will execute to make this idea/product successful? What gives you (your team) an advantage over others already in the market or new to this market?

We are based in Spain. The world's hub for solar energy. The 3 co-founders worked the bulk of our carriers in the industry, making projects in more than 15 countries. We make a very multidisciplinary team. We combine deep technical knowledge of Photovoltaic technology and software development, combined with a powerful market knowledge and an extensive contact network within the industry in several countries.