Round led by investment funds Highland Europe, Energize Ventures and existing investor Elephant underscores critical need for disruptive technology solutions to propel rapidly growing demand for new solar projects
July 18, 2023. VILNIUS, Lithuania – PVcase, the global leader in solar project design software, announced today it has secured a joint investment of $100 million, bringing the company’s total funding to over $123 million. Highland Europe, Energize and existing investor Elephant all participated in the round.
Despite considerable resources already invested in the solar market, the solar engineering industry lacks the digitization needed to keep pace with demand. As the leading solar design solution PVcase is making solar project design faster, more efficient, and precise while solving the solar industry’s growing problem of “data risk.”
Data risk arises from a chain of factors. Utility-scale solar’s rapid global growth has made qualified designers and engineers scarce, growing developers’ use of software to automate tasks in design and ongoing operations. Yet data sources for that software – particularly in Europe – are in older formats, such as PDFs and hard copy records. And most solar software platforms were designed independent of each other, built to automate only a handful of tasks.
As a result, developers must now use as many as 70 different data sets, most with data fields that must be manually matched when moving from one software platform to the next. These multiple, time-consuming and customized transfers inevitably degrade data quality, creating data risk.