Leicestershire, UK: Maps of solar potential, created by Bluesky, have been rigorously compared with more traditional site survey data. The field testing, undertaken by solar panel specialists Sunbright Solar in the UK, compared Bluesky’s solar mapping with site surveys on properties that had already had solar panels installed. The ground truth project concluded the Bluesky data provided accurate and easy to use information which helped to identify properties most suitable for solar panels. It was also possible to define the number and type of panels that could be installed and the Bluesky data could be used to help market the solar panel offering to the home owner.
“The data provided by Bluesky compared excellently with our own on site surveys,” commented Simon Allen, Managing Director of Sunbright Solar. “We were able to compare roof pitch, size, orientation and shading and in all aspects the Bluesky data matched with what we measured on site. By using Bluesky data we can reduce the number of costly site surveys and more effectively and accurately market our services.”
“We were particularly impressed we could customise the data to be compatible with the panels we supply and the calculations were based on our actual costs,” continued Allen. “The fact we could filter out rooftops that were not suitable made reading the data very easy as every rooftop Bluesky sent us we knew would be suitable.”
“Being able to have this wealth of accurate data to hand when quoting on potential work and being able to show customers images of their roof with solar panels laid out will give us an edge on our competitors.”