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What is a Shade Report?

What are Shade Reports?

If you plan on adding solar panels to your roof, you want to ensure you’re getting the most bang for your buck! That’s where Shade Reports come in–with nifty features like the Solar Access Value, Tilt and Orientation Factor, and Total Solar Resource Fraction, you’ll know exactly where to place those panels for the most sun-soaking potential.

A solar shade report is a document that provides information about the amount of shading that a solar panel system will experience. The report typically includes the following information:
• The amount of shading the panels’ experience at different times of day and year.
• The impact of shading on the system’s performance.
• Recommendations for how to reduce shading, if possible.
Solar shade reports are essential because they help ensure a solar panel system is appropriately designed and installed. By understanding the amount of shading a system will experience, homeowners and businesses can make informed decisions about where to place the panels and how to maximize their production.
There are a few different ways to generate a solar shade report. One way is to use a computer program that can calculate the amount of shading based on the location of the solar panels and the surrounding objects. Another way is to have a solar professional come to your property and assess the shading manually.
Once you have a solar shade report, you can use it to make decisions about your solar panel system. For example, suppose the report shows that the panels will experience a lot of shading. In that case, you may consider installing the panels on a different part of your property or using another type of solar panel.

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These reports give you accurate values for your Connecticut solar proposal, and the software also provides detailed roof measurements to help design and place your PV system on the roof. With dimensions, area, pitch, and azimuth information for each roof surface, everything that is needed to create the most accurate quote and design possible is there. We order them for every client but ensure you always get an accurate shade report from your installer. 

Don’t wait until your system design and proposal are complete to request this crucial information. From the earliest planning stages, you can harness the knowledge of a shade report and unleash the full potential of your solar system. So why hide in the shadows? Shine a light on your project with a shade report today!

Solar shade reports can be valuable for anyone considering installing a solar panel system. By understanding the amount of shading a system will experience, you can make informed decisions about where to place the panels and how to maximize their production.

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