Tucson, AZ (PRWEB) June 16, 2011
Schletter©, a well known reliable partner in solar photovoltaic (PV) racking systems, was selected by STÖHR+SAUER as the exclusive North and South American distributor of HELIOS 3D, a propriety solar PV system planning and design software package.
Ideal for planning large utility-scale, ground and roof mounted solar PV systems, HELIOS 3D uses a CAD based program which incorporates Google Earth®, USGS, surveyor’s data file reports, and AutoCAD files with points and contours to provide accurate terrain analysis. Rack placement, shadow object placement, and row numbering are just a few of the design tools featured in Helios 3D.
“This is an integrative software package what will allow solar PV developers to drastically reduce the amount of time spent in the planning stages of solar systems,” says Andrea Barnes, the HELIOS 3D Technical Sales Representative for Schletter. Ms. Barnes goes on to say that “With HELIOS 3D designers can include databases for racking, modules, and even bill of materials detailing. This is an exciting project sure to give businesses a competitive edge in the solar market.”
About Schletter Inc.
Schletter (http://www.schletter.us) has designed, developed and manufactured solar racking projects in the U.S. since 2008 while backed with more than 18 years of solar racking experience from Schletter GmbH. Since opening its United States facility in Tucson, Arizona Schletter Inc has manufactured more than 300 MW of installed PV mounting systems. Schletter Inc offers products for roof mount and ground mount systems for residential, commercial, and utility scale photovoltaic systems. Schletter Inc is an independent subsidiary of Schletter GmbH, which operates subsidiaries in eleven countries with more than 1,200 employees worldwide. For more information on Schletter GmbH, please visit http://www.schletter.de.
STÖHR + SAUER is a CAD system house with many years of experience in the development of CAD applications. With HELIOS 3D, the company developed one of the leading programs for the fast and secure planning of solar parks, which is already in use at leading German and international solar park developers.
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