Google SketchUp is an user-friendly 3D geometry modeling tool containing a real-time shadow engine that can be utilized for sun modeling & sun exposure analysis. Sketchup will facilitate to illustrate the exact position of sun and shadow over an object over the course of a day and notify at what time and where the sunlight stand outs strongest on your property. Solar professionals will be in a position to decide the preferable location for solar panels on their projects.
The sketchup can provide a rapid presentation for the customers as they can view everything in rich 3D and visualize the entire solar PV systems illustrating how the solar installation will appear & integrate on their building properly before going to onsite.
The PV system designers are also capable to manage every small detail of installation earlier, saving time and possible problems for the installers on-site.
Sketchup contains a zero length learning curve and is useful to visualize the particular portion of a structure to be visible in sun or in shadow for any part of the day or year.
Sketchup can also be utilized for designing shading overhands and realizing the suns interaction with your home.
The sketchup is also applicable for drawing assignment. One can simply sketch a wall with a window and overhang (or an entire home), and illustrate the sun over it for due course of time.
By utilizing sketchup, one can generate models for shading structures as well as panel, collector, trees, solar sails, shade walls, window fins, sunspaces, greenhouses and anything that may cause shade. Sun patterns in the interior of home can also be illustrated. SketchUp can also perform solar site surveys.