PV Sim - Calculator for Determining Financial Benefits of Choosing Solar Energy

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PV Sim is a web-based calculator designed to supply users with relevant statistics regarding the possible financial and environmental savings of an investment in photovoltaics. This program takes users selections, combines them with pre-collected data, analyzes and instantly displays the information. This calculator comes from detailed research into the financial workings of photovoltaics and is powered by formulas developed by AzRISE. The outputs of the tool are rendered in a visually appealing, user-friendly graphic interface. The tool is fully customizable and is designed to accept a wide array of add-ons. To ensure reliability and security the calculator is designed to be housed within the licensee's website.



  • Solar/Green Energy service providers looking to educate potential or existing customers


  • Simple tool that delivers easily understood benefits
  • Flexible design
  • Site integration
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Contact For More Information:
Lewis Humphreys
Licensing Manager, Eller College of Mngmt & OTT
The University of Arizona
Lead Inventor(s):
Lon Huber