SunEye and PV Designer Software and Documentation:
Windows desktop companion software, supports SunEye models 100, 110, and 210. Software includes PV Designer.
Download current SunEye software for Windows PC's (version 4.90.8430)
On new installations, click 'skip' when prompted to plug the SunEye USB cable into your PC. You will need to configure the WMDC after installing the SunEye software. Please see 'SunEye-WMDC' instructions below (pdf file).
SunEye Application Release Notes (English)
SunEye-to-Win10 PC Connection Instructions (pdf)
If you see the message: "Waiting for device connection" or "Error connecting to your Solmetric SunEye Device", the 'Windows Mobile-2003-based device connectivity' service is most likely stopped. Please download and follow the SunEye-to-PC Connection Instructions (see link above) to correct the issue.
If you see a RAPI.dll error when launching the SunEye program, you will need to reinstall the SunEye software.
To fix the WMDC:
Step 1 – Open the Services window
-Search for 'services': type 'serv" in the 'type here to search' box, click on the best match - should be 'Services app'
Step 2 – Edit the 'Windows Mobile -2003- based device connectivity' service
-Scroll down the Services list and locate “Windows Mobile -2003- based device connectivity service”. Double click to open the service editor. Navigate to the “ Log On “ tab. Change the ‘Log on as’ to “Local System account”. Click apply. Navigate to the "General" tab, and 'start' the service. Click OK.
Step 3 - Do the same for the "Windows Mobile - Based Device Connectivity" service. (You will see a message that the 'changes will not take effect until you stop & restart the service' - click OK) You can now close the 'Services' window.
Step 4 - Launch the Windows Mobile Device Center app; 'Accept Terms', and 'Allow this program to make changes to your device'.
Step 5 - Unplug and reconnect the SunEye to your PC, wait for the 'beeps', and for the message in the Windows Mobile Device Center window to go from 'not connected', through 'connecting', to 'connected'.
If it does not connect, re-boot the PC. If it still doesn't connect, please test with another cable (USB 'mini-B'), then call Solmetric Technical Support for help.
Note: The following step is not necessary in current versions of Windows 10, but may be necessary in Windows 7/8.
Step 6 – Make WMDC run in Admin mode
-Open up Windows file explorer. Navigate to C:\Windows\WindowsMobile\ . Locate the wmdc.exe file and right click on this and select properties. Choose the ‘Compatibility’ tab. Check the Box on the bottom of the page that says ‘ Run this program as an administrator ‘.
Solmetric SunEyeTM 210 Users Guide
SunEye Extension Kit Quick Start Guide
Errata Sheet (English only PDF)
Solmetric SunEyeTM 110 Users Guide
Solmetric SunEyeTM 110 Quick Start Guides (includes all available languages)
SunEye 110 QSG (PDF)
SunEye 110 GPS QSG (PDF)
SunEye Software Sample Results (exports)
To see a sample report in either pdf or html format, click on either html shade report or pdf shade report.
For GPS model SunEyes, click here to see a sample KMZ output file in Google Earth. Google Earth must be installed for this link to function.
Notes on Solmetric PV Designer Software
To download an example "Summary PDF" report, click Example Summary PDF.
To download a copy of the PV Designer User's Guide in English click PV Designer User's Guide (English).
Note (Aug. 7, 2020): Microsoft 'Windows Mobile Device Center' software installer files are no longer available separately from Microsoft. Please run the SunEye application installer from the top link on this page.
For Windows XP (SP2 or SP3) or Windows 2000 (SP4), please install Active Sync 4.5:
Other Components (only install if directed by technical support)
Access DB Engine