Soaring to Sustainability: EagleView Meets Aurora Solar’s Innovative Rooftop Design Platform

As a solar expert and enthusiast, I am always thrilled when I come across technological advancements aimed at propelling the solar industry to new heights. In line with this, I recently came across some exciting news about a strategic partnership between Aurora Solar and EagleView, and I couldn’t wait to share this pivotal development with you.

To start with, for those of you who aren’t familiar with these names, Aurora Solar is a software platform provider for rooftop solar project designs and sales proposals. On the other hand, EagleView is an aerial imagery and geospatial software specialist. The integration of these two companies promises to enhance the accuracy in prospecting, planning, and validating solar projects making it easier for solar companies to design and sell photovoltaic systems.

The blend of EagleView’s high resolution aerial imagery, validated 3D roof models, and industry-leading structure measurements with Aurora’s automation offers solar professionals an upper hand when it comes to generating solar proposals. This level of speed and accuracy is especially instrumental in building confidence among prospective customers looking to install solar panels for their homes.

Understanding how this technology works can be pretty fascinating. Aurora’s platform utilizes an artificial intelligence-based algorithm to construct accurate 3D models of homes and roofs in a scant 30 seconds. This efficiency greatly shrinks the traditional design service period ranging from 30 minutes to 24 hours. In fact, according to Aurora, their tool churns out a design in 32 seconds on an average, a claim backed by 340 trial runs of the software.

Back to EagleView’s contribution: their fleet of 130 aircraft captures high-resolution imagery of the solar project site – from overhead and multiple low angles. To ensure the utmost detail, these aircraft capture six-inch resolution at fifteen-minute intervals. This is about four times more detailed than standard aerial imagery, and a whopping 70 times more detailed than standard satellite imagery. When these images are rendered together on the software platform, they create a comprehensive, navigable 3D model of the building, marking a new epoch in solar array for a home.

In conclusion, the partnership of these two giants is set to cover roof imagery for over 94% of the U.S. population, providing solar companies with greater detail than ever before. Notably, it is these sort of advancements that bring us closer to a future where solar energy is the norm rather than an alternative. As we stay glued to the progress, it’s awe-inspiring to see how technology continues to push the frontiers of what’s possible in generating reliable, sustainable, and affordable solar energy.

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