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Easy-PV FAQ


What is Easy-PV?

Brought to you by the Midsummer development team, Easy-PV represents our vision of accessible solar PV designs for all. As a stand alone web based tool, Easy-PV offers a complete design package for both commercial and personal use.

If you're looking for help with designs, quotations, purchasing and the certification process, we've got you sorted.

 

Who is Easy-PV suitable for?

Everyone! Easy-PV has been designed with simplicity in mind. No technical knowledge required. Simply let Easy-PV guide you through the design process step by step.

 

What kind of features does Easy-PV offer?

  • Roof Solar PV layout designs
  • Inverter string configurations
  • DC + AC electrical checks
  • Performance generation with Sunpath shading support
  • Auto generated schematics
  • Structural calculations - Weight and wind loading with span table support
  • Financial forecasting with graphical payback periods and export tariff payments
  • Quotation tools offering margin analysis and VAT guidelines
  • Detailed end user handover reports
  • Auto G98 & G99 (A1-1 & A1-2) DNO applications
  • Auto PV Array Test Reports 

 

How do I get started?

Registration takes mere seconds, simply sign up for a free account at Easy-PV. Create your first project and have a play! If you're looking for some extra guidance, simply get in touch or register here for a free online training session.

 

What's the difference between the Free version and the Pro subscription?

   Free  Pro  Commercial  Enterprise
 Project creation  20  Unlimited  Unlimited  Unlimited
 Backup service  6 months  Unlimited  Unlimited  Unlimited
 Financial forecasting  15 years  Unlimited  Unlimited  Unlimited
 Performance analysis  Basic  Full  Full  Full
 Trade discount  Yes  Yes  Yes  Yes
 Forms task  -  Yes  Yes  Yes
 Component upload  -  Yes  Yes  Yes
 Company logo  -  Yes  Yes  Yes
 Custom reports  -  Yes  Yes  Yes
 Corporate training  -  Yes  Yes  Yes
 User accounts  1  1  20  Unlimited
 Project sharing  -  -  Yes  Yes
Priority technical helpline  -  -  -  Yes
  £0 £25* £25 + £12.50 per user* Get in touch!

* Excluding VAT


How much is a Pro membership?

UK users can register with a monthly direct debit for just £25 + VAT. No contracts or long-term obligations required. Once logged in at Easy-PV, Click the Upgrade to Pro link at the top right of the page or follow the instructions on the homepage to unlock the full package.

 

Is there a discount for multiple Pro users?

Every additional Pro account within a single organisation benefits from a 50% discount. At the reduced rate of £12.50 + VAT users gain the ability to work collaboratively while sharing projects, components and report templates. Looking for 20 plus users? Get in touch regarding our Enterprise package.

 

Why is there a charge?

Representing many years of development time, Easy-PV is not your typical manufacturer designer or wholesale portal. As a comprehensive stand alone tool, our online solution very much rivals design packages such as PV*SOL. Offering industry leading value for money, installers rely on Easy-PV to support their front line sales teams with a feature rich all-in-one solution. 

 

How about custom reports?

For an additional fee, custom report sections can be hosted for use within Easy-PV. These can either be static pages or dynamic sections which may change depending on the details of the project:

Static - £100 Development charge per section - Monthly fee increase of £5 per section

Dynamic - £120 Development charge per section - Monthly fee increase of £5 per section

Pricing excluding VAT and indicative only. 50% monthly discount applies for additional users.

Complex solutions may entail further costs. Get in touch to request a quotation.

 

Does Easy-PV integrate with Midsummer?

Though existing as a separate entity, Easy-PV designs can be transferred to Midsummer Wholesale by clicking Review and Order from the overview page. At the touch of a button, the Midsummer Wholesale website loads in a new browser tab with the basket auto populated ready for purchase.


Are Midsummer trade discounts reflected within Easy-PV?

Easy-PV and Midsummer Wholesale accounts can be linked for accurate pricing at the point of quotation. Head to the preferences section within Easy-PV and enter the email and password associated with your Midsummer account. Unless a trade link is established, Easy-PV displays retail pricing as standard.


Do you offer training sessions?

Absolutely, online screen share sessions are available on request or by booking here. Check out our Easy-PV YouTube channel too! Prefer to meet in person? Pop by our premises in Cambridge for a chat or get in touch to arrange a site visit. A one-to-one consultation is the perfect way to learn more about Midsummer and discuss your software and product needs. Busy schedule? Out of office and weekend training slots available for a small fee.

 

Does Easy-PV follow the official MCS guidelines?

Easy-PV has been built from the ground up according to MCS guidelines and Building Regulations. Easy-PV reports have stood the test of time when it comes to MCS audits. Everything you need to pass with flying colours in one convenient place.

 

Is Easy-PV available in my country?

Easy-PV is available globally with territory specific features for the UK and Irish markets. Simply Register at Easy-PV.com and select your region during registration.

 

I have an idea for a future update 

Great! We're always keen to hear from our users. Easy-PV has been developed by solar experts for solar installers. Updates go live on a regular basis, so get in touch and share your feature requests. Keep an eye on the Easy-PV news feed for details regarding the latest releases.

 

I need specific features tailored to the needs of my business

Following a consultation process, our Enterprise solution allows custom versions of Easy-PV to be developed. Unique features, widgets and tweaks tailored to your exact requirements. Peace of mind guaranteed. Get in touch for more information and details.

 

Who can I call for help and support?

Our Easy-PV guru (Ash) is on hand for support and guidance. Give him a call on +44 01223 851868 or say hello at ash@easy-pv.co.uk.

 

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