PV Master lite - The professional app tool for solar and photovoltaic panels
By Giacomo Balli
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This is the lite version of PV Master and therefore only displays 30% of the available data and the calculators (battery and panel qty) are not included.
This is an application for professionals of the photovoltaic/solar panel industry. PV Master is essential to any person in the field who needs relevant information always available.
Weather you’re a construction company/panel installer or serious DIY enthusiast this app will satisfy all your needs and requirements when it comes to setting up a green energy system. The sun is the future and with this app you can make it happen yourself.
The application is divided into 5 sections:
Here you have all the indeces you will ever need * explicitly for your current coordinates * (such as number of clear sky days, insolation incident, hourly solar angle relative to horizon, battery sizing and deficits, frequency of near-overcast skies, frost days average, average wind direction and speed, average monthly precipitation and pressure and much much more).
If you’re a DIY look for home improvement or simply “getting started” in this field, here you will find a general guide with the necessary steps and considerations to be made when setting up a photovoltaic panel system.
The most frequently asked questions we face when looking into the feasability of sun as energy is “how many panels will I need?”. Thanks to this app the big question is easily answered. Gather the data from the first section and your current electricity bills, input the values and you’re done. Then it’s up to you to decide weather you wish to do it or not...
If you’re serious about going green then you definitely have to account for everything. The sun is always there but we all know there are many variables that might disrupt our “fuel”. For this reason we need to also account for batteries and surplus storage to evoid wasting potential energy and also not be “stuck” when during the colder season. Again, just gather data, insert it in the easy fields and you’re down. You know everything about kind, capacity and quantity of batteries you need.
This is another great section essential for any starter (although even experts will surely learn something form it). A collection of A-Z terms related to this this topic. You can jump to a certain letter if you wish to find something out otherwise just scrolling through it to educate yourself is a great way of spending time.
On startup, the app requests your location and fetches the specific data for the entire first section. This is on actual coordinates, not just state or city...pinpoint!
Every successful data fetch gets stored locally (no need to worry about privacy) so that if the next time you open the app there is no internet connection (perhaps you’re “on-site”) you will still have the everything available.
Remember you can always tap the status bar (at the top) to scroll back to the top (useful in the data and glossary sections).
To make this app truly unique and complete all device orientations are supported. However, to deliver the best user experience, we suggest you keep in landscape mode.
If you have any doubts or update requests, feel free to get in touch; let’s all make things better!
What's New in Version 2.3
- minor bugfix
- Category: Utilities
- Updated: 23 May 2013
- Version: 2.3
- Size: 21.3 MB
- Languages: English, German, Northern Sami, Spanish
- Developer: Giacomo Balli
- © 2011-2013, Giacomo Balli
Compatibility: Requires iOS 4.3 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. This app is optimised for iPhone 5.