Release Notes for Data Analysis Tool software:

New in version 5.8:

  • Fixes bug where IV charts are off by one or two points when the source CSV data has <100 points (when captured in 100 point mode) or <500 points (when captured in 500 point mode).

New in version 5.7:

  • Improves report layout by maximizing size of charts and centering.
  • In report, adds ability to specify one or two charts per page and with or without color shading in tables.
  • Adds auto-config shortcuts for setting options.
  • Clarifies selection of irradiance and temperature data sources.

New in version 5.6:

  • Eliminates need for checking page breaks at end of generating report.

New in version 5.5:

  • Improvements to report layout.

New in version 5.4:

  • Bug fixes to report layout.
  • Performance Factor now uses 4th-order MPP when that option is selected.

New in version 5.3:

  • Bug fix to upper/lower limits on Table sheet.

New in version 5.2:

  • Enables pagination of string data columns in report.

New in version 5.1:

  • Fixes bug in checkboxes at top of Table sheet.

New in version 5.0:

  • Significant new features and user interfaces, including the following:
  • Option to compare string values to combiner averages
  • New easy to read table format
  • Ability to filter table data based on levels in the array tree
  • Ability to select which columns of table data to include in report
  • Ability to set limits on table data based on absolute thresholds or % relative to mean
  • Option to include module model #(s) and PVA serial number(s)
  • Requires Excel 365

New in version 4.6:

  • Fixes "compiler" error on launch

New in version 4.5:

  • Fixes some graphical issues

New in version 4.4:

  • Runs faster
  • Data from multiple PVA projects can be merged into a single analysis file and report
  • Populations of I-V curves can be normalized in order to highlight differences in curves without the variations from irradiance or temperature
  • I-V curves can be translated to STC, average, or other conditions
  • You can now assign a custom project title
  • Array tree locations for strings are more concise
  • I-V plot legends can be turned on/off
  • 4th order MPP fit can be turned on/off
  • Degradation in performance factor can be modeled based on annual degradation
  • Miscellaneous bug fixes