Scanifly debuts prelim PV design tool

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Scanifly announced integrations with Nearmap, LiDAR and other remote data sources as part of its new preliminary design solution, Scanifly Prelim. Along with Scanifly Mobile’s site survey and field operations tools released in early 2023, Scanifly now unifies a variety of data sources to nail down PV designs.

Scanifly Prelim will offer contractors a budget-conscious remote design solution, with all the features of Scanifly3D, including the ability to create a PV layout, production estimate, and shading analysis within minutes.

Scanifly says the Prelim product is particularly useful for contractors who have their own internal proposal and financing tools, or are seeking to consolidate their design solutions, and broader software stack, onto one platform.

To further enhance the quality of preliminary designs, Scanifly added Nearmap’s aerial data coverage, as well as imagery from well-known satellite imagery providers Google Maps, Bing, and Mapbox. Scanifly also incorporated the United States Geological Survey’s (USGS) publicly available LiDAR data. The “light detecting and ranging” data is commonly used as a reference for modeling a site and remotely estimating a project’s shading.

“The addition of Nearmap, satellite imagery providers, and LiDAR data positions Scanifly to be a comprehensive platform for many stages of a residential and commercial solar project’s life,” said CEO Jason Steinberg.

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