October 16, 2023

How to Choose the Best Solar Design Tool to Scale Your Solar Business 

Best Solar Design Tool

In today’s rapidly evolving world, the demand for clean and sustainable energy solutions is on the rise. As solar energy gains momentum as a reliable and eco-friendly power source, solar businesses are presented with a unique opportunity for growth. However, as the industry expands, so does the complexity of solar projects. This is where solar design tools come into play – invaluable assets that can streamline your operations, save time, and enhance the precision of your projects. In this article, we will delve into what solar design tools are, what to look for in them, and how to choose the best one to scale your solar business. Plus, we will explore how EagleView’s solar design tools stand out in this competitive landscape. 

Understanding Solar Design Tools 

Solar design tools are software applications designed to aid solar professionals in various stages of their projects, from initial site assessment to detailed system design. EagleView offers multiple solutions like TrueDesign™ to help streamline your solar plans.  These tools utilize advanced technologies such as aerial and satellite imagery, geographic information systems (GIS), and machine learning algorithms to generate accurate data for optimal solar system design. 

Key Features to Look For 

  • Accuracy and Precision: The foundation of any successful solar project lies in accurate data. Look for tools that offer high-resolution imagery and accurate measurements to ensure the precision of your designs. 
  • Integration with Geographic Data: A strong solar design tool should seamlessly integrate with GIS data, allowing you to assess shading, terrain, and other geographical factors that could impact solar system performance. 
  • Ease of Use: A user-friendly interface and intuitive workflow can significantly enhance your efficiency. Choose a tool that does not require extensive training and allows you to hit the ground running. 
  • Automation and Efficiency: Time is of the essence in the solar business. Opt for tools that automate tasks like shading analysis, panel layout, and energy production estimation to speed up your design process. 
  • Scalability: As your solar business grows, so will the complexity and volume of projects. Ensure that the chosen tool can handle increased workloads without sacrificing performance. 
  • Customization: Every solar project is unique. Look for tools that allow you to customize designs and parameters to cater to specific project requirements. 

When choosing the best solar design tool, it is important to evaluate the specific needs and goals of your business as it scales. Consider whether you require tools primarily for residential, commercial, or utility-scale projects. Compare the available options on the market to find the best solar design tool for your growing business. 

EagleView’s Distinctive Solar Design Tools 

As a leader in the geospatial technology industry, EagleView’s solar design tools exemplify our commitment to innovation and excellence. Here is why EagleView’s tools are the best choice for scaling your solar business: 

  • High-Resolution Imagery: EagleView’s tools leverage the power of high-resolution aerial imagery, providing unparalleled accuracy in system design and shading analysis. 
  • Advanced Analytics: Our tools incorporate advanced image processing and machine learning techniques, ensuring precise energy production estimates and system performance projections. 
  • Seamless Integration: EagleView’s tools can seamlessly integrate with your existing software ecosystem, optimizing your workflow and boosting efficiency. 
  • Customization: With EagleView’s tools, you can create customized solar designs that cater to your clients’ unique needs, enhancing customer satisfaction. 
  • Scalability: Whether you are working on a single residential project or a large-scale commercial installation, EagleView’s tools can handle projects of any size, supporting your business growth. 


TrueDesign™ is a web-based 3D visualizer that will auto-generate final, install ready PV designs based on the most trustworthy data available – throughout the solar contracting process. 

That means fewer change orders and cancellations, lower soft costs, and better profit margins at every stage of the process. 

Inform Essentials+ 

With complete roof measurements and classifications, the Inform Essentials+ report is the basis for your solar design. It can even be used for roof replacement activities if required. Our patented image capture system is more accurate than measuring by hand, and delivers all of the data you need remotely. Download the datasheet to view detailed product specifications. 

Inform Advanced 

Inform Advanced builds on Inform Essentitals+ with complete Total Solar Resource Fraction (TSRF) values for all roof facets, and Solar Access Values (SAV) that meet the highest standards for accuracy. Download the datasheet to view detailed product specifications. 


In the dynamic landscape of the solar industry, choosing the right solar design tools is a strategic decision that can significantly impact your business’s success. The right tools streamline your operations, improve accuracy, and enable you to provide top-notch service to your clients. EagleView’s solar design tools, with our cutting-edge technology, accuracy, scalability, and seamless integration, offer an unbeatable solution for scaling your solar business to new heights. Embrace the power of EagleView’s tools and embark on a journey of innovation, efficiency, and growth in the solar sector. 

To learn more about how EagleView’s solar design tools can help you scale your business, contact EagleView today! 

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