Scanifly has launched a new design solution, Scanifly Prelim.
Scanifly Prelim offers contractors a budget-conscious remote design solution, with all the features of Scanifly3D, including the ability to create a PV layout, production estimate and shading analysis within minutes. The Prelim product is particularly useful for contractors who have their own internal proposal and financing tools, or are seeking to consolidate their design solutions and broader software stack onto one platform.
To further enhance the quality of preliminary designs, Scanifly added Nearmap’s leading aerial data coverage, as well as imagery from Google Maps, Bing and Mapbox. Scanifly also incorporated the United States Geological Survey’s (USGS) publicly available LiDAR data. The “light detecting and ranging” data is commonly used as a reference for modeling a site and remotely estimating a project’s shading.
“The addition of Nearmap, satellite imagery providers, and LiDAR data positions Scanifly to be a comprehensive platform for many stages of a residential and commercial solar project’s life,” said CEO Jason Steinberg. “All of Scanifly’s customer-facing people previously worked for solar contractors or construction companies, including as solar surveyors, designers, and installers. We are eager to support our fellow solar professionals and build technology that improves the quality of workmanship, safety, and speed for contractors of all sizes.”
Along with Scanifly Mobile‘s site survey and field operations tools released in early 2023, Scanifly now unifies a variety of data sources to facilitate a seamless initial and final design experience.
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