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    Lightbulb Solar power calculator


    Dear all,

    I am trying to build solar power calculator.I need suggestion in developing software.

    The Calculator allows user

    1) Add customer details/project details/ site locations
    2)Add solar panel details from various vendor & parameter recorded being used for further calculation.
    3) Add solar inverter details from various vendor & parameter recorded being used for further calculation.
    4)battery backup calculations
    5) busbar calculation
    6) wire sizing calculations
    7) based on selected panel,inverter, battery backup, customer details, gives data out in PDF file.

    Doubts:

    1) Is there any software ready avilable where i can create tags,tabs,userdefined variable which can used for calculations.
    2) Which language is suit for develop above software
    3)if i am using Visual basic , Is it necessary use database ,dataset for managing record.
    4) When i downloaded Pvsys software Software & installed system.
    How they managing records??
    They have various solar panel,inveter data being stored which they choose for calcualtion. So where they storing these panel data,inverter data??
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    1) Do you mean development tools? Depending at the language, some tools allow creating of graphical design with drag-and-drop, also known as WYSIWYG (What you see is what you get).

    2) What systems are you target? Mobile? Web? Desktop? *nix / Windows / Crossplatform?

    3) You will most likely need a database the data, no matter which language you use.

    4) Several languages offer some kind of an embedded database; as an example you can look at SQLLite.

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