Training Center

Become an expert at designing and modeling solar arrays HelioScope.

//Getting Started

Get up and running quickly with these videos on the basic functionality of HelioScope.

4-Minute End-to-End Process

Length: 3:46

When we say that HelioScope is fast, we mean it. So in this video, we design and model an entire commercial system in under 4 minutes, generating a system size, bill of materials, and full-year energy yield analysis.

Create Project

Length: 0:46

A Project is the highest-level structure in HelioScope, corresponding to a specific site. This video shows how to create a Project.

Create Design

Length: 3:05

A Design represents a full physical build plan for an array, including the modules used, their orientation, and the electrical design. This video shows how to create a Design, including Field Segments and Wiring Zones.

Create Condition Set

Length: 1:38

A Condition Set represents the environment around an array, including the weather file used, shading, soiling, mismatch, and temperature assumptions. This video shows how to quicklty and easily create a Condition Set.

Run Simulation and View Report

Length: 1:40

Once a Design and Condition Set have been completed, an energy simulation can be triggered to generate a report of that Design's energy yield over the course of the year. This video shows how to run a simulation, and access the resulting Report.

//Advanced Topics

Take your design & modeling to the next level with these videos on the advanced functionality of HelioScope.

Mechanical Assumptions (Field Segment)

Length: 1:40

The modules of a Design are laid out based on Field Segment. Each Field Segment includes assumptions around the module used, the orientation of the module, the mounting approach and the racking design (size & spacing). This video shows how each mecanical assumption effects a Field Segment.

Electrical Assumptions (Wiring Zone)

Length: 1:44

The electrical design of an array (based on one or more Wiring Zones) includes the inverter used, the module stringing approach, and the conductors and combiner boxes used. This video shows how each electrical assumption effects a Wiring Zone.

Using Keepouts & Setbacks

Length: 1:23

Keepout and Setback areas help refine a mechanical layout to fully reflect the nuances of a site. This video shows how to create or modify these advanced parameters.