Solar Experts Process

1

Find the house and make it 3D.

Our machine learning algorithms outline the roof based on overhead imagery. Satellite photos are good; images from low-flying planes are even better.

2

Obstacle detection.

Solar panels should avoid chimneys, pipes, skylights, and other objects. Our algorithms draw everything on the roof to avoid placing panels anywhere they shouldn’t be.

3

Place solar panels.

Now, we place solar panels where they’ll work best. Later, you’ll choose which panels to activate.

4

Add up all the energy.

Next, we calculate each panel’s energy output based on shading, local weather, and the sun’s position throughout the year.

5

Count the savings.

With the design ready, we compare your electric bill against thousands of recent bills to calculate savings from solar. The software gets smarter with each new savings estimate.