# What is solmetric SunEye?

## What is solmetric SunEye?

The Solmetric SunEye 210 is the world-leading shade measurement tool for solar site assessment. This hand-held electronic tool assesses the available solar energy by day, month, and year with the press of a button by measuring the shading patterns of a particular site.

## What is the azimuth of my roof?

Determining Roof Azimuth The first step to determining how much solar energy your roof’s surface will capture is to find your roof’s Azimuth. True north (not magnetic north) is described as zero degrees azimuth, East is 90 degrees, and south is 180 degrees azimuth.

How can we prevent shadows from solar PV plants?

Use the MPPT Solar Inverter An inverter equipped with an MPP Tracker (or several of them) is able squeeze the most usable energy possible out of a string of solar panels (even when shaded) by adjusting the voltage to always suit the inverter’s preferred input range.

### How do I find azimuth?

Identify an end point on your map. Mark it as point B. Using the edge of your protractor, draw a straight pencil line between points A and B. The line is your azimuth.

1. The height between the top of the solar light and the top of the object.
2. The distance between the solar light to the object.
3. At various azimuth multiply the height by the shadow length (Multiplier)

The shadow angles describe the length of the shadows on wall surfaces. The Horizontal Shadow Angle (HSA) is used for vertical shading device calculations while the Vertical Shadow Angle (VSA) is used for horizontal shading devices (Source: NZEB, n.d.)

## Does shading damage solar panels?

Although the performance and therefore the return on investment (ROI) from a solar power system can be severely affected by shading – especially shading that occurs regularly due to an object that casts a shadow at the same time every day as the sun passes through the sky – there are a number of ways to avoid or …

## What is the SunEye-210?

The patented SunEye-210 is the world-leading shade measurement tool for solar site assessment. This hand-held electronic tool measures the available solar energy by day, month, and year with the press of a button by determining the shading patterns of a particular site.

What is the SunEye ®?

This hand-held electronic tool measures the available solar energy by day, month, and year with the press of a button by determining the shading patterns of a particular site. The SunEye ® enables the best solar designs and the highest ROI for solar professionals and their customers.

### How do I run suneyes as an administrator?

Choose the ‘Compatibility’ tab. Check the Box on the bottom of the page that says ‘ Run this program as an administrator ‘. To see a sample report in either pdf or html format, click on either html shade report or pdf shade report. For GPS model SunEyes, click here to see a sample KMZ output file in Google Earth.

### What should I do if my device doesn’t connect to Solmetric?

If it still doesn’t connect, please test with another cable (USB ‘mini-B’), then call Solmetric Technical Support for help. Note: The following step is not necessary in current versions of Windows 10, but may be necessary in Windows 7/8.