PV*Sol Premium Step-by-Step Installation Guide – 2020 Update

In this article, readers will be guided step-by-step on how to install PV*Sol Premium to their Windows computers.

PV*Sol Premium Overview

PV*Sol Premium is a fantastic tool in designing solar PV systems that was developed by the software company called Valentine Software. This tool enables the user to create a design and simulate solar PV projects with precise calculation of the solar energy yield. It can give a real world representation of shading from surrounding objects using its user-friendly 3D mode.

Valentine Software is generous enough to give every solar enthusiasts a FREE 30-day trial for the software, which is very helpful if you only want to see how much your solar PV system will produce energy wise.

Features of PV*Sol Premium

  • On Grid PV System Design
  • Off Grid PV System Design
  • 3D Mode
  • Shading Calculation
  • Extruding Buildings from Maps
  • Import 3D Objects
  • Solar Energy Yield Simulation
  • Financial Analysis
  • AC and DC Cable Sizing
  • Electric Cars
  • etc.

PV*Sol Technical Setup Details

Here are the system requirements in installing this solar PV Software

  • Internet Access
  • Processor: Intel i3 or equivalent
  • Memory: 4 GB
  • Hard Disk Drive: 850 MB
  • Monitor Resolution: at least 1024 x 768 pixel
  • Operating System: Windows 7 (latest service packs each), Windows 8.1, Windows 10
  • Graphics: DirectX- compatible (at least Vers. 9.0c), 1 GB, OpenGL – Support
  • Other: Microsoft .Net Framework 4.7.2 Redistributable Package

Step-by-Step Instructions

1. Download PV*Sol Premium for free here. (Updated link)

2. After downloading the software, double click the executable file to start the installation and follow the steps below.

You can now enjoy creating designs and simulations for your solar PV systems using PV*Sol Premium 2019.


Now that you have successfully installed this solar design tool, it is time to do an example project. In this blog, we made a tutorial on how to create a simple on grid solar power system design using PV*Sol Premium. Try to check it out and start mastering your solar design skills!

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