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Glossary & help

In order to facilitate the use of the PV-Register, this section provides our users with a small glossary of terms and most frequently asked questions. If you should have further questions, please do not hesitate to contact us. 


A query in PV-Register allows you to retrieve individually compiled data of the German PV market. Queries in the basic version are free of charge. The professional version is accessible for a fee. You can choose between the following two options:

  1. In the "pay per view" mode, a fee is charged for each query, but no registration fee has to be paid.
  2. In the "flat rate" mode, all queries are included in a flat rate paid once a year.

Data research

As soon as you are logged in at pv-register.com you can start with your data research. The menu item “Query” can be found in the task bar on the right hand side. See also “Query”.  

Data presentation

After conducting your search, you are presented with various possibilities of how to display the data requested (e.g. table, map, etc.). After having decided on your preferred presentation style, please select your choice in step four. The navigation bar on the right hand side provides you with the possibility to verify which steps you have already taken. In order to export your query to your computer for further analysis you can generate downloadable .csv or excel files.

Flat rate

The flatrate option gives you unrestricted access to PV-Register.


In order to access the data base, you have to be logged in. You do not have a personal username and password yet? Register now!

Pay per view

The payment for single queries when using PV-Register Professional is called "pay per view". After having entered the details of your query, the system is calculating the price composed of the number of data records released (and not anonymised with a *). The price is indicated before the data is displayed and has to be confirmed if you would like to access the results of your search.

Saving of queries

In your personal user´s area you have to chance to save your personal inquiries so that you can access them again at a later point in time. The option to save your query will be presented at the end of your search. Queries saved will be automatically ordered by name and date. It is possible to delete queries at any time.