Center for Sustainable Energy

Solar Shade Analysis

For this field test, CSE’s inspector uses a shade analysis tool to generate a “shade profile” for your specific site, on the roof or a ground mount. The profile details what time(s) of year/day shading may affect the performance of the proposed solar electric system. This process is an integral step in designating the optimal placement for your solar electric system.

The Solmetric SunEye™ uses a fisheye camera and an onboard processor to perform digital image analysis and compute shading during an entire year. Our inspector will discuss these results with you, as well as provide a copy of the shade report.

These inspections have proven to be a great resource for homeowners who want to learn more about their site and how a solar electric system may perform. Schedule your FREE shade analysis before making the final step to Go Solar!

Please provide the following information to schedule your at-home analysis:

(M-F, 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.)

Please Note: The Center for Sustainable Energy® (CSE) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. CSE serves as the Program Administrator for the California Solar Initiative in the SDG&E territory. No product or service is for sale during this site visit. Our field inspector is not permitted to provide any information that is specific to any contractor, business or product and serves as an unbiased representative of the California Solar Initiative.