GeoCF accelerates large-scale solar development with SunShot award

GeoCF LLC, the pioneer of geospatial software solutions for utility-scale solar, has been awarded a $750,000 cooperative award from the U.S. Department of Energy SunShot Initiative to expand development and commercialization of Smart Power Maps, a software solution that drastically reduces time and costs to develop and finance large-scale solar projects. Smart Power Maps helps

Solar software company Sighten closes $3.5 million funding round

Sighten, a solar software provider, announced it has closed a $3.5M Series A financing round. This financing is led by Obvious Ventures, a venture capital firm focused on world-positive businesses building solutions to the world’s systemic challenges. The investment is one of the largest in solar software to date, and enables Sighten to rapidly develop its end-to-end platform

Introducing Lens: RadianGEN’s software for professional solar asset managers

While still offering comprehensive asset management and O&M services for solar projects throughout North America, Radian Generation is making Lens™ available to expand the use of best practices and improve returns on solar investments throughout the industry. The software tool centralizes technical operations, financial reporting, and contract compliance tasks in a comprehensive, scalable database available

PVComplete adds NREL’s system advisor model

PVComplete announced the release of a new version of its eponymous solar CAD software. The latest PVComplete software features integrated energy production modeling of solar PV modules using NREL’s System Advisor Model (SAM). Now, with the click of a button, solar project designers can get annual and hourly solar energy production estimates for their project

Valentin Software to launch PV*SOL premium 2016

Berlin-based Valentin Software will launch the next generation of its design software PV*SOL premium at the end of this year. With significant new features, PV*SOL premium 2016 will make the process of designing a PV system even easier and faster. As with previous versions, the shading analysis of roof and ground-mounted systems in 3D mode

Unirac and Folsom Labs release integrated PV design tools

Unirac, Inc., a Hilti Group Company and leading provider of high quality, competitive PV mounting solutions in North America, and Folsom Labs, the new standard in PV design software, are proud to announce a milestone in the continued evolution of solar software integration. Projects designed in the HelioScope solar design platform can now be seamlessly

EagleView Technologies discusses aerial imaging for the solar industry

EagleView Technologies uses patented software to produce 3D models from aerial roof and wall measurements that are extremely accurate and detailed. Reports for the solar industry deliver all measurements needed for any solar installation project, including azimuth, square footage, line lengths and a CAD file of the property. Tim Rochman, director of strategic sales, discusses

GEOCF offers tool to automate siting, cash-flow analysis and project management

GeoCF,  Austin, Texas-based software company specializing in geospatial software solutions, introduces Smart Power Maps, the solar industry’s first comprehensive software platform for utility-scale solar project evaluation and development. Smart Power Maps gives solar developers, utilities and investors the ability to bring large-scale solar projects to market faster with lower cost of capital. Smart Power Maps

Solar deals are going digital

Solar is rapidly growing as more consumers seek the benefits of renewable power. The U.S. solar industry achieved another record year in 2014—growing by 34% compared with 2013—to install nearly 7,000 MW of solar electric capacity, according to the Solar Energy Industries Association. Given the track record of growth, solar conversion and popularity are predicted to

SolyMoly launches online shopping for solar energy

SolyMoly, a one-stop shop for the solar curious, announced its nationwide deployment. SolyMoly is designed to guide homeowners through the often-confusing process of making the switch to solar energy. Unlike competing services, which automatically map the entire surface area of a roof, SolyMoly is fully customizable, allowing homeowners to specify which area of the rooftop