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What is OpenSolar?

OpenSolar is an application that provides a simple, fast and powerful tool for solar professionals, available online as a cloud-based app.

The application uses fast and accurate SolarTouch design technology to create beautiful proposals in seconds, it includes roof geometry on obliques, it provides a modern, digital experience for your customers, with multiple system and finance options, online sales tools and digital product content, plus beautiful configurable PDF proposals. 

OpenSolar is a full end-to-end business management toolkit, with CRM to drive business efficiencies, scale and profitability, and is suitable for both residential and commercial uses.

What is Nearmap on OpenSolar?

Nearmap on OpenSolar is a complete design plus sales toolkit that makes communicating the value of solar easier with accurate, beautiful designs supported by Nearmap premium imagery.

Nearmap brings incredible accuracy to your solar designs, allowing you to streamline the sales cycle and prove the ROI to your customers with precise energy output calculations and persuasive, beautiful proposals. It is based on Nearmap's high quality aerial imagery that captures detail unseen by satellites, and at a scale that’s simply unachievable with drone photography.

Nearmap on OpenSolar gives you superbly clear, reliable detail at every step, from design to proposal to permitting to installation.

Which version of OpenSolar?

You'll automatically be on the OpenSolar 2.0 platform if you joined Nearmap on OpenSolar on or after November 4th 2021. Otherwise, you'll be using the OpenSolar 1.0 platform. To try OpenSolar 2.0, simply select the OpenSolar 2.0 option when you log in, and switch to it without incurring any additional cost.  Visit the Open Solar Help Centre for more information about OpenSolar 2.0.

Watch the Nearmap on OpenSolar product walkthrough

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Getting started

You need a Nearmap on OpenSolar subscription. If Nearmap on OpenSolar is not currently part of your subscription, please contact a Nearmap Account Manager about the Nearmap on OpenSolar add-on.

There are two ways to get up and running with Nearmap on OpenSolar:

  1. You don't yet have an OpenSolar account

  2. You already have a free OpenSolar account

Before you start using Nearmap on OpenSolar, it's worth familiarising yourself with the OpenSolar interface.

Designing with Nearmap on OpenSolar

Two design modes are available to you :

  1. Basic design mode

  2. Full design mode

Nearmap Smarts in OpenSolar

Nearmap Oblique imagery

Nearmap on OpenSolar uses high resolution, regularly updated Nearmap oblique imagery that enables extremely accurate solar designs and energy output calculations.

Analyse Shading - coming soon

View seasonal shading and produce accurate bankable shading reports powered by current Nearmap elevation data.

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OpenSolar Help Center 

OpenSolar's Help Center provides information on all the functionalities of OpenSolar, including an Orientation Video, the structure of the application, the different zones of the application, and FAQ.

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