The solar power industry continues to see growth in distributed generation installations from residential to commercial projects, particularly as people take more control of powering their properties to increase their electricity reliability, and to control their energy costs.

An important part of that process involves a rooftop solar installation’s onsite survey. There is currently a significant disconnect between the current manual solar surveying process, and the needed results. As with other aspects of the power generation sector, software and new technologies are proving their worth when it comes to increasing efficiency for all size solar projects.

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According to Scanifly’s research surveying hundreds of residential installers, almost all solar businesses visit the project site before construction to verify data for their layouts. This occurs because 91% believe that satellite imagery isn’t “good…

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