SolarTech has launched its new Solar Energy Estimate (SEE) Report, available at SolarHub.com, which aims to help consumers compare PV systems’ performances, not unlike the Federal government’s new-car MPG rating system. The one page SEE report uses standardized calculations combined with the installer’s site-specific design variables and local solar insolation data, which is used to produce an annual estimated energy production for the solar system.
The report allows customers to compare various solar PV designs for specific locations while additionally including estimates for the first year energy production, total energy produced over 25 years and a graphic showing the variation of monthly energy production over a full year. SolarNexus, co-developer of SolarHub, developed the SEE Report software.
“We are pleased to have our SEE report vision launched and ready to serve consumers and solar installers,” said Tim Keating, SolarTech Performance Committee Chair and VP of Marketing and Field Operations at Skyline Solar. “The SEE Report has the potential to reduce consumer confusion when purchasing a solar PV system. Our next challenge will be to educate consumers and drive industry adoption.”
SolarTech plans to host a webinar on January 12th to introduce and help customers explore the SEE Report. Participants can sign up for the session here.