New Online Roof Azimuth Tool 

Roof orientations are important for determining solar energy production. Getting accurate compass measurements on-site can be tricky: getting exact alignment is difficult, results may need to be corrected by magnetic declination, and nearby metal can distort readings. When personnel goes on-site for site evaluation and shade measurements, it helps to be prepared ahead of time with an accurate roof azimuth reading.


The new online Roof Azimuth Tool from Solmetric simplifies this process using aerial pictures and Google Maps™ to measure roof azimuth from any computer connected to the Internet. Just plug in the address, locate the roof, and draw the compass onto the roof. 

Example Roof Azimuth Tool Screen
Example Roof Azimuth Tool Screen

In addition to measuring the azimuth, you can save and share your roof project with others via a convenient email exchange. Collaborate and save time with your solar projects, and arrive at your site assessments more prepared.


The Roof Azimuth Tool is free of charge. Please see www.solmetric.com/support-info.html for more information.

PV Analyzer Video and I-V Poster now available

PV Analyzer video now available
PV Analyzer video now available 
Get a 7-minute overview of PV Array verification and the new Solmetric PV Analyzer in this new video available from Solmetric. Click here to view the video. For an introduction to I-V curves and their measurement, Solmetric continues to offer a free poster. Put it on the wall in your office and share with your colleageus. Click here to order your poster. 
SunEye 110 Trade-in Extended through June

Through the month of June, first generation SunEye owners can take advantage of trade-in incentives as high as $1000 and upgrade to the latest SunEye 210 capabilities, like electronic compass and level, extended battery life, windowed access, extension kit mode, and more. US and Canada only. Click here to learn more.

Free Webinars coming next week

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Shade Measurement Tips and Techniques

Tues, June 7th, 2011 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM PDT


Whether you are an experienced user or just getting started, this seminar will help you with making shade measurements and interpreting the results. Topics include:

  • Fundamentals of sunpaths
  • Effects of shading on energy production
  • Introducing the SunEye 210
  • Measurement techniques
  • Using the Solmetric SunEye
  • Common requirements for US state rebates

Getting Started with PV Designer

Wed, June 8th, 2011 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM PDT


This webinar is a one hour introduction to PV system performance and verification. It will include the following topics:

  • Installing the software
  • Creating a design
  • Using Arbitrary Roof Shapes and On Roof Obstructions
  • Using SunEye shade measurements
  • Viewing and creating reports of the results

New tools for PV Array Commissioning and Troubleshooting

Thurs, June 9th, 2011 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM PDT

  • Introduction to I-V curves
  • Overview of the Solmetric PV Analyzer
  • Applications in commissioning and troubleshooting
  • I-V curve signatures of PV array impairments 
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