Basic options

Solar Consulting developed  an App for iPhone and iPad which can be downloaded for free from the AppStore. You can also view a YouTube Film which will display the use of the App Solar Consult.

Roadmap to get an advice from the App Solar Consult:

  1. You can aim the iPhone/iPad to the sun as if it's a solar panel, which is placed on the roof. Using the angle and the deviation from the South (or North), the efficiency of a solar panel will be displayed.
  2. Check the map with the top view of the location and determine the solar irradiation in your region. On a country map, you can see the solar irradiation of your country. You can also enter a different address or country.
  3. After entering the size of the roof, in the 3rd tab the App can give you advice with the maximum number of solar panels that can be installed. In the Settings tab, you can select a different type of solar panel.
  4. In addition to the advice of the app, the user can customize the solar power system (4th tab). In case of a skylight or chimney, the user can differ from the advice.
  5. Choose for [Mail/Save] on the top right of the screen and enter your details. You can mail the project to your own address or to a supplier for a quote. To save projects, you need to install the PRO version.

The app is easy to use for people who want to examine whether their roof is suitable for solar power and it is also used by professionals (such as suppliers, consultants and installers) to determine the most optimal setup  at customers locations.

Screenshots of the App Solar Consult:

  

Orientation Meter

To calculate the maximum possible profit of solar panels on a roof, you can use the orientation meter off the App Solar Consult to determine the angle of the roof and the orientation of a roof compared to the South or North.

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Map

The map shows as default a top view of your current location, where you can determine what the efficiency of a compass direction with the colors and the values of the Orientation Factor (O.F.). Below the map is a slider which you can use to display the effect of the inclination of the panels.

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Advice

For an advice you can enter the details of your roof and the app will calculate the optimal setup for your roof. With a flat roof, the width and the length of the surface should be entered exclusive the distance of the eaves. The regulations for the required distance to the eaves varies by country.

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Customize

With the top switch button, you can display the advice of the App or choose to display a customized setup by changing the values. The App recalculate the result instantly.

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Settings

In the list of solar panels you can select a panel. You can read the characteristics of the panel and in the standard version of the app, you can also enter a custom panel.

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