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Solar Access Index (SAI) rates photo-electric potential relative to the maximum within its location.

SAI compares every point of a given rooftop to an ideal scenario, is location-specific, and ranges from 0 to 1. Solar System uses a feasibility threshold of 0.5 and defines high-yield as 0.75 or greater.

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The selection represents the current system configuration. High-yield solar potential areas are selected by default.

Solar Access Index (SAI) rates photo-electric potential relative to the maximum within its location.

N/A
Feasible
High Yield
0.0
0.5
0.75
1.0
High Yield

SAI compares every point of a given rooftop to an ideal scenario, is location-specific, and ranges from 0 to 1. Solar System uses a feasibility threshold of 0.5 and defines high-yield as 0.75 or greater.

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The gradient represents SAI distribution for the selected rooftop. Marks will indicate the minimum, maximum, and average SAI of your custom design.

To design a system, use:

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Solar Access Index (SAI) rates photo-electric potential relative to the maximum within its location.

N/A
Feasible
High Yield
0.0
0.5
0.75
1.0
High Yield

SAI compares every point of a given rooftop to an ideal scenario, is location-specific, and ranges from 0 to 1. Solar System uses a feasibility threshold of 0.5 and defines high-yield as 0.75 or greater.

Okay, got it!

Design your system:

Polygon Draw over the roof to select desired system area(s)

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Toggle Modify your selection by clicking on individual dot(s)

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Click the Install Button to print/download a report and explore next steps.

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Use the Get Solar button to print/download a full report and explore next steps.

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  • Welcome to Solar System™

    Washington, DC

    Solar System reveals every rooftop’s solar potential and empowers businesses and homeowners with the information they need to go solar!

  • Solar System considers rooftop shape, local weather, and shading from nearby structures and/or vegetation.

    Mapdwell’s M.I.T.-licensed technology yields highly accurate solar potential results.

  • You can configure your own system using Solar System's design tools . . .

    . . . or select a preset configuration based on roof coverage, desired monthly savings, or your investment plans.

  • Solar System presents your unique results in easy-to-understand metrics . . .

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  • Click the hard hat button to download your report and explore your options for going solar!

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Use the Dashboard summary to get an idea of your system stats

Use the address search field to find an address

Try the slider tool to select areas of the roof, ordered by Solar Access Index.

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Draw a shape on your roof where you want to install panels

Pick points to fine-tune the area of your roof for solar

Clear to start over

Exit the design tools panel

Choose a city from the city pulldown menu to go to a different map

Check out statistics for the entire Washington, DC area

Toggle the display of Street Lables and Existing Systems

Move the opacity slider back and forth to see under the dots

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Upload your own existing system onto the map

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According to our analysis, your rooftop does not have high-yield solar potential, which could be the result of excessive shading from neighboring vegetation and/or buildings, among other potential causes.

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