Must-Have Features to Look for in Solar Design Software

Solar design software is a valuable asset to construction businesses searching for ways to streamline their proposal building process. The solar industry has seen technology develop in leaps and bounds, with design software being the most recent addition to a plethora of fascinating advancements. However, there are many design software to choose from, which begs the question- what should a solar installation company look for in solar design software?

What is solar design software?

Solar design software harnesses high resolution aerial imagery to position a solar array onto a client’s roof. As well as helping solar construction companies visualize a solar installation, create a design and calculate the required amount of solar panels, solar design software also dramatically reduces the amount of time it takes to engineer a PV array design.

Why should solar construction businesses use solar design software?

A failure to recognize the contributing factors towards the competition’s success spells a death sentence for any business. The solar construction industry is evolving quickly, and those who don’t adapt are simply left behind. As a result, many companies have already begun using solar design software to speed up their turnaround. Apart from simplifying and speeding up the solar design process, solar design software also reduces or completely eliminates human error.

Search for these must-have features in solar design software:

User-friendliness

Implementing any new software can be complicated, especially if the functionality of it’s features isn’t clear to first-time users. A smooth workflow which naturally progresses from one feature to the next is incredibly important, as well as a well-maintaned user interface. Ideally, the software provider should supply new users with training materials and walkthrough videos, as we do here at SubcontractorHub.

Accurate measurements

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While solar design software is designed to eliminate the inconsistencies and delays caused by human error, making sure that you choose the most accurate software available is a necessity. Even slight miscalculations can set off a chain reaction of over-ordering. Material waste can cause solar construction businesses huge losses in the long run, which is why an accurate solar design tool is crucial.

Reliability

There’s nothing worse than glitch-filled software that makes you want to tear your hair out. If you can’t rely on your solar design software to work quickly and seamlessly, or even worse, if your design software becomes corrupted and leaves you without access to important data, you’re actually more vulnerable than those who never switched to design software at all. That’s why it’s important to try out the software you’ve chosen before fully committing to it. SubcontractorHub provides bug-free solar installation design tools which you can trust to get the job done.

Take Your Solar Construction Business To The Next Level With SubcontractorHub

SubcontrctorHub takes solar design software a step further when it comes to efficiency. This is because the software isn’t limited to solar installation design as many other products are. SubcontractorHub is an all-encompassing sales enablement and project management tool. From adding a customer, to creating a proposal and sending out a contract, SubcontractorHub streamlines every aspect of the sales process.

SubcontractorHub users need only add a new customer to enter the proposal builder and begin designing a solar installation. There are four design tool options: the AI design tool, the self-design tool, Aurora and Eagleview.

The AI design tool generates an optimal solar installation design based on the customer’s address, in which the offset can be adjusted to meet the customer’s requirements. On the other hand, the self-design tool allows for more control. Rather than automatically generating a solar design, SubcontractorHub users can draw the boundaries of a solar installation themselves, adjust solar panel direction and add or remove solar panels wherever necessary. Both tools provide accurate designs in a matter of minutes.

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SubcontractorHub doesn’t hold back when it comes to the features and capabilities of the software. That’s why solar construction companies can also use two solar design tool integrations, Aurora and Eagleview. These integrations are particularly useful to design engineers who are already familiar and comfortable with the software, but are looking for ways to further streamline the proposal building process.

Ready to begin using state-of-the-art solar design software? Sign up for SubcontractorHub today!

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