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How does the Solar Pathfinder work?
The Solar Pathfinder? uses a highly polished, transparent, convex plastic dome to give a panoramic view of the entire site. All the trees, buildings or other obstacles to the sun are plainly visible as reflections on the surface of the dome. The sunpath diagram can be seen through the transparent dome at the same time.
What is solarpathfinder assistant software?
SolarPathfinder Assistant Software Size and estimate your next PV or Thermal system with our Assistant software. The Solar Pathfinder is the professional PV installer’s tool for determining the most economical and efficient photovoltaic array location and position.
What is the best position to view the Solar Pathfinder?
The Solar PathfinderTM is designed to be viewed from between 12-18 inches above the dome (if taking a digital photo, the camera should be between 12-18 inches above the dome) and directly above the vertical centerline on the sunpath diagram. Site readings are best taken on cloudy or overcast days to avoid glare from the sun.
Can I use the Solar Pathfinder? in cloudy weather?
The sunpath diagram can be seen through the transparent dome at the same time. Because the Solar Pathfinder? works on a reflective principle rather than actually showing shadows, it can be used anytime of the day, anytime of the year, in either cloudy or clear weather.