Sunpulse uses the latest AutoCAD Civil 3D plugins available for design bringing new standard practices to the solar industry in Japan. We have focused on using PVcase to bring the brown field level of solar design necessary on complex 3D terrains.
This means that Sunpulse can confidently export detailed engineering drawings of the solar power plants design directly to our construction partners.
Some examples of our DC interconnection design algorithm and shading design cases.
Sunpulse has solid understanding of Japanese industrial design and engineering culture and frameworks from a combined 12+ years of working in the solar industry inside Japan and a solid bridge to local construction firms that will build using our detailed engineering drawings that are provided to them.
In Japan, much of the useful land is not flat. The land that wouldn't be considered in other markets is considered and this adds to engineering, permitting and financing complexities. This means that a 3D surface model of the land is necessary. This is different to many solar plants overseas whereby large-scale solar designers have never had to focus on complicated 3D terrains. We can issue XYZ files, point clouds, shape files, .obj models, and also DXF, and DWG models. We can also post process the raw data to produce suitable solar power plant basemap files.
We do a number of analysis on our basemap dataset including but not limited to hydrologic modeling including watershed analysis and terrain analysis including contour line computations and TIN surface computations.