This webinar was presented live on Thursday, July 18, 2019. Click below to watch it on demand.
The rise of software tools for accurate solar design, sales, and engineering has given solar installation companies the means to cut their costs of acquiring and servicing customers. Solar software firm Aurora Solar pioneered the use of LIDAR data, which provides a 3D map of an area to calculate building dimensions and tree heights, allowing solar contractors to avoid traveling to a site before making a final quote. However, LIDAR data has not been available everywhere, particularly beyond major metropolitan areas. Increasing availability of new 3D datasets—exemplified by a partnership between Google and Aurora Solar—heralds a new chapter in remote solar design. With new 3D tools at solar professionals’ fingertips, more efficient solar sales and design processes are becoming increasingly accessible, giving the industry tools to radically scale.
By attending this webinar you will learn:
- About a new partnership between Google and Aurora Solar that offers new 3D data to solar professionals
- How this data is used in the solar design process to help solar companies improve the accuracy of their solar designs, while saving time and money on site visits (truck rolls)
- How much the cost of a solar installation can be reduced through the increased use of 3D data
Chief Operating Officer
Aurora Solar Inc.
Business Development & Partnerships
Environmental Insights Explorer & Project Sunroof, Google
Senior Editor, Solar Power World