Features3

Easy Customer Management: Search and view your customers, and the projects associated with each customer. And keep your customer list up to date as you close sales.

Save multiple options for each customer: You can easily save multiple project options for each customer, and avoid re-entering information by simply duplicating projects and making essential changes as needed. So you can present the customer options of a 50kW system with finance, or a 30kW system paid in cash.

Head starts: create pre-filled project templates that you can use in common situations.

Customer Management

Define hourly solar performance in three easy ways:

  1. Quickly lay panels out on the customer’s roof using our high-performance roof layout engine
  2. Specify the orientation and tilt of each array – you don’t have to do a roof layout!
  3. Upload Helioscope or PVsyst production data – for engineering-level accuracy

The best rooftop imagery is at your fingertips:

  • Recent HD imagery from Spookfish is included for no additional charge.
  • Nearmap account holders can use your nearmap data within PVsell and get the brilliant recent and historic HD imagery, at no additional charge
  • If you don’t have a nearmap account, then access nearmap HD imagery on-demand for $8.25 per site
  • Upload BYO imagery from drones, government websites, for no additional charge.
  • And of course, Google Map imagery is included, for no additional charge

The best roof layout engine:

  • Automatically work out the maximum system size that can fit on a roof
  • Quickly and easily adjust spacing, orientation, and tilt for each array
  • Quickly define exclusion zones to eliminate placing arrays on skylights and rooftop equipment

Not interested in financial analysis?

  • Stop here – just download a roof layout and monthly solar production chart, if that’s all you need
  • You can always convert your project to a financial analysis project at a later date, if you wish.

Site Analysis

Easily produce a quote for your customer

  • Specify product quantity and unit price
  • Branded with your logo
  • STCs automatically calculated for you (including GST on STCs as appropriate)
  • Save time by loading systems and quote templates from your library

Quickly enter a system price

  • If all the customer is interested in is the end price, just enter the price in one line
  • Enter the price in whatever way you think of it, and PVsell will calculate the rest for you. You can enter the price before or after STCs, inclusive or exclusive of GST, in dollars or $/W – and PVsell will handle the rest.

STC and LGC calculations in-built

  • Define your own default STC price
  • Define your own default LGC price trajectory
  • Override STC and LGC prices on a project-by-project basis

Not interested in financial analysis?

  • Stop here – just download a quote (plus roof layout and monthly solar production chart), if that’s all you need
  • You can always convert your project to a financial analysis project at a later date, if you wish.

Quote (add later)

Upload interval metering data with ease

  • PVsell automatically recognises most interval metering data formats
  • PVsell can also handle data from CT meters, e.g. from Solar Analytics
  • Simply drag and drop your interval metering data into PVsell, and instantly review the customer’s consumption patterns
  • This provides customers with their first ‘aha’ moment as they see you understand their business

Don’t have a full year of data? No problem!

  • If you don’t have a full year of data, PVsell will analyse the data and extrapolate it for you

Use our extensive library of consumption profiles

  • If your customer doesn’t have access to interval meter data, make use of PVsell’s extensive list of consumption profiles from the most common industry segments.
  • Rather than wait for interval meter data to come from your customer’s retailer, instantly give them a proposal that’s 90% accurate – that you might sell on the spot, or update later when the interval metering data becomes available.

Adjust consumption profiles to your particular customer

  • Scale consumption profiles to match your customer’s current or future level of consumption
  • Specify the days of operating for your customer

Create your own consumption profiles

  • Drag and drop consumption profile editing
  • Copy and paste consumption profile editing
  • CSV upload consumption profile editing

Apply Export Limitation/Constraints

  • Limits the amount of power you can export to the grid in line with network operator conditions of grid connection
  • Automatically adjust hourly and annual energy production levels to export constraints
  • Automatically flow through export constraints to LGC revenue reduction

Energy Assessment

Simple bills

  • Handles flat rate tariff structures as well as Time of Use (TOU) and Block tariffs
  • Accounts for standing charges too
  • Calculates actual value of energy generation in every hour of the year

Complex Bills

  • Handles unbundled tariff structures with grace
  • Demand Charges – calculates how much peak demand will be reduced by due to solar & storage, and the value of Peak Demand Reduction
  • Confused by a bill? Get Bill Assistance from PVsell staff who will review and correct your attempts to correctly enter an electricity bill. This ensures the highest level of accuracy in a vital process

Electricity price increase

  • Accounts for electricity price rises into the future

Feed-in Tariffs

  • Typical flat-rate feed-in tariffs
  • Time-of-Use Feed-in Tariffs too
  • Calculates actual amount of energy that will be export to the grid

Calculates actual value of energy generation in every hour of the year

Bill Entry

Recommend a size

  • Recommends a system size based upon the site’s consumption profile & array orientation & tilt

Overdrive your inverter

  • Allows you to size your PV array larger than your inverter
  • Calculates the amount of energy spilled whenever the inverter curtails the array’s production

Account for solar losses, degradation, inverter efficiency, and panel quality

Fine-tune the performance of your solar system

Specify your solar array

Model cash sales

  • Model cash sales, and show charts that focus upon payback and return on investment

Model finance sales

  • Model finance sales, and the charts update to communicate the ‘cashflow positive’ message

Access brilliant finance providers

  • Access brilliant finance rates from our finance partners
  • Instantly view the finance repayments offered, all within PVsell
  • Kick-start the finance application process

Finance

Review that the system meets your expectations and your customers needs

  • Get instant feedback on system sizing and pricing with our exclusive results dashboard
  • Quickly check the levels of self-consumption and export to make sure the system is appropriately sized

Assess the payback, bill reduction, return on investment, long-term financial outcome, and annual benefits

  • See at a glance bill savings, payback, short term & long-term return, and export levels

Inspect the average rate of energy self-consumption, and the day-to-day behaviour of the solar system

  • View energy flows for typical and extreme days
  • View the energy flows of any day of the year
  • View the annual average energy flows

Download outputs in a variety of forms, and look under the hood

  • Download charts and infographics for use in your own desktop publisher
  • Download off-the-shelf proposals
  • Download customised proposals
  • View and download cashflow sheets
  • Download hourly energy balance sheets and peak demand sheets
  • (See proposal for more)

Output

Download just roof layout and quotes if that’s all you need

Download your off-the-shelf default proposal with your logo on it

  • Download a standard proposal that’s proven to sell
  • Our default proposal takes customers on a journey that delivers ‘aha moments’
  • Our smart proposal adjusts to whether its cash or finance, residential or commercial, battery or PV

Download outputs for use in your own desktop publisher

  • Download infographics and charts
  • Select the assets you want to download
  • Download everything in a smart folder

Create your own customised proposal template (any content, anywhere)

Load in content on a project-by-project basis

Edit content on the fly

Utilise our library of pre-formatted content

Proposal