Solar professionals use SketchUp to determine the best location for solar panels on their projects, and to create quick and engaging presentations for their clients. You can use SketchUp's real-time shadow engine to perform a rapid sun-exposure analysis, then use the same model to show your clients how the solar installation will look on their building.
Case Study: Simple Solar Electric Systems
Simple Solar, a solar electric systems company in Boulder, Colorado with over 15 years of experience, uses SketchUp as a sales and design tool. During the bidding process, they use SketchUp models to show their customers what their systems will look like after installation - from multiple angles, including street level. This is especially important for ground or pole mount systems. SketchUp models allow clients to understand where and how systems will sit on their property, highlight any potential shading concerns, and help to create a better end-to-end experience overall.
Before committing to the final installation, customers can see in rich 3D how their array will look before the deployment occurs. Our customers typically love the final result, but SketchUp is like an insurance policy because every one can accurately visualize the array on-site beforehand.
- Drew Kundtz, Simple Solar Electric Systems
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