The first step of solar PV design is modeling a roof plan
Use tools to draw polygons, cylinders and walkways to model accurate roof plans. View and edit the project site, make obstructions on roofs, nearby buildings, trees and hoardings. Create multiple buildings in one design from sloping roof sheds to large RCC roofs.
Simulate shadows on roof for any day/ hour of the year and use solar access
We enable designers to account for losses caused by shadows. Use the sun simulation tool to record impact of shading caused by parapet walls, water tanks, exhaust vents, panel shading, etc. To decide the area for panel placement on roofs, we help you exclude low solar access spots. Using solar access instead of 9 to 3 solar hours on Dec 21 increases the total electricity generated considerably.
Place solar panels manually or automate the optimization process
Choose between flush mount and tilted structure profiles for the panel table. Place the required number of panels on roof or maximise output from given area. Moreover define default settings such as panel specifications, spacing, tilt and azimuth characteristics. Automate the iteration optimization process for quick turnaround on projects.
Calculate electricity generation outputs and account for losses
Follow up your design layouts with monthly generation values. The software uses meteorological data and shading analysis to predict near-exact electricity generation estimates for a design. Losses caused by shading, soiling, mismatch, etc are incorporated to arrive at accurate estimates.
Integrate the The Solar Labs - Design Studio in your existing design workflow
We provide unlimited free exports of design elements compatible with SketchUp, AutoCAD and PVSyst. Models of buildings and panels are imported in SketchUp to make realistic mockups with textures. Import panel layouts in AutoCAD to make detailed wiring diagrams. Import files into PVSyst software for outputs required by banks and institutions.
Easily share interactive 3D models and sales proposals with clients
For every design we provide stunning sales proposals to present to clients. This report is auto-generated with plant layout details, monthly production values, 3D view and financial calculations. With the link clients can view and manipulate the 3D model. This model is the final design of panel system.