The importance of renewable energies for the electrical power supply is growing rapidly worldwide. Photovoltaics (PV) plays an important role with growing interests in the energy mix of the future.
The design of photovoltaic power plants is very complex. There is a large number of degrees of freedom in the selection and placement of various components, and it is practically impossible to determine the best system layout manually. Here, automated processes not only reduce the design effort dramatically, but are moreover able to take advantage of the existing room for improvement.