measuring the shading for solar panels

The above picture is shows you how we measure and record the shading for each individual installation.

 Shading is the number 2 enemy of solar panels! Determining the optimal layout involves mapping the roof in 3-D using a CAD model and simulating shading over the course of a year. This allows us to identify the true impact of any shading and adapting the design accordingly. We go through this process for every project and present you with the results and the layout diagram.

As long as some sun falls on the panels, it's surprising how much electricity can still be generated. Read a case study here where the roof was east facing but still generates plenty of electricity to make the installation viable.

Wondering what the number 1 enemy of solar PV is? Night time!