Tools

How do I take the right decisions?

Tools and software can help you make better decisions. A solar map is a commonly used tool for assessing solar energy on existing buildings. A solar map is a GIS system providing the annual solar irradiation on building surfaces (roofs and / or facades), mostly accompanied by the output of solar thermal or photovoltaic systems, and connected to a website. It provides a first step in the analysis of buidings, a district or a whole city.

Solar maps:

 

Solar map Cambridge (USA)

www.mapdwell.com/en/cambridge

Solar map Vienna

www.wien.gv.at/umweltgut/public/grafik.aspx?ThemePage=9

Solar map Lund

www.solkartan.se

PV Map Australia

http://pv-map.apvi.org.au/

 

Other tools and software can provide a more detailed analysis of solar energy systems.

Other Software / Tools

 

SAM (NREL)

sam.nrel.gov/

DIVA4Rhino

diva4rhino.com/