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Features > Accurate 3D Design

The world's fastest, most accurate design technology

Create build-ready proposals in under two minutes, using OpenSolar's class-leading 3D design technology:

  • Automated, fully rendered 3D designs 

  • Enter site address and immediately paint on to-scale panels

  • Pitch, azimuth and shading calculated automatically - with no input from user

  • Customize system and proposal details directly within Design zone

Class-leading 3D solar design software for free

Proven, class-leading accuracy​

Independently verified by a leading US Government agency and leading engineering firm PVEL, OpenSolar's design tool is proven to deliver results you can count on.

  • Photogrammetry-based Digital Surface Map (DSM) technology eliminates the time-intensive and error-prone work of manually building site models

  • Leading shading estimate accuracy verified by a leading US Government agency

  • Performance calculation engine based on the trusted System Advisor Model of a leading US Government agency

  • Trusted design outputs lead to accurate savings values and happy customers

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OpenSolar Digital Surface Map technology with leading shading estimates
 

Analyze year-round shading​

Our automated shading analysis saves you time and gives you performance values you can trust:

  • Auto-generated and bankable shading analysis values

  • Dynamic solar tracing to model shading impacts through day/month/year

  • Sub-panel level shading analysis down to the sub-string to inform optimal equipment configurations

OpenSolar class-leading automated shading analysis for free

3D tools for every type of project​

The most accurate solar design tool available, with full 3D modeling and automation, now also includes:

  • Ability to design and sell commercial systems

  • Global HD imagery coverage with 3D, 2D or custom properties

  • Built-in modeling and measurement tool to design accurate systems where no imagery is available

  • Roof plane and obstruction setting mode, with automated solar array placement

OpenSolar's solar design tool is the most accurate with full 3D modeling

What our Pros have to say

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Curtis | ARE Solar| Denver, USA

“We're in a super competitive market, and we have to react FAST when we get a customer lead. OpenSolar's design tool means that anyone in our team can create a really accurate design in just a few minutes, and get the proposal out to the customer. It's also good to know that it's the most accurate design tool out there!”