SURVEYORThe first commercial-grade online shade analysis tool
Solar Census Surveyor is the first commercial-grade online rooftop shade analysis tool. This fully automated tool draws from 3D spatial databases and applies patented algorithms to model the shading effects on a particular roof on a 24/7/365 basis to determine exact solar access values. The software interactively displays shade, slope and orientation values as the user designs a system and seamlessly calculates production. All lead, follow-up and survey information is stored in a backend dashboard so companies can focus on closing instead of surveys, data management and paperwork.
1. Scan the Site
Simply enter the lead address. The software instantly displays an aerial view of a single rooftop and provides an instant analysis using an animated solar access map of the entire property. Quickly determine the optimal array location.
2. Get Roof Dimensions
Just click on the corners of each roof portion to receive roofline distances, slope / pitch, aspect / azimuth and area.
3. Layout a System and Calculate Production
Use our semi-automated panel layout tool to quickly plan a system. Each panel incorporates approximately 150 shade values, and thousands per array, providing unprecedented accuracy for output estimation. Use the integrated PV Watts tool to calculate production with a single click. Just by clicking, also determine exact solar access values for individual points on the rooftop to comply with leasing or regulatory requirements.
4. Export to Proposal Software
Shade values, production, measurements and calculations are exportable in a .csv file with a single click to be easily uploaded into preferred financial proposal software. Export all data and imagery as a .pdf or .jpg for use internally or within a customer proposal.
5. Export to CAD
Highly accurate 3D models are exportable in .dxf for instant upload into CAD software for the design and permitting process.