Auric Solar, a residential and commercial solar power provider, has turned toÂ Nearmap, a premium global location content provider specializing in high-resolution, aerial maps, to accelerate the companyâ€™s initial assessments, have a more complete and accurate view of properties, and create winning proposals.
Auric accesses Nearmap imagery through theÂ Aurora SolarÂ platform, a solar sales and design software program. By utilizing Aurora software integrated with Nearmap imagery, Auric analysts have access to crystal clear and current imagery.
Analysts can make accurate measurements, run production numbers, identify roof obstructions and craft proposals all within the program. The sales team, analysts and installers are all on the same pageâ€”significantly reducing change orders.
Auric also has access to Nearmap historical imagery from years past, including leaf-on and leaf-off imageryâ€”the presence or lack of the foliage depending on the season. This greatly enhances shading analysis, making it easier to place the panels for maximum sun exposure.
The company not only saves a significant amount of time with less onsite visits to qualify homes, but it also opens up more customers to solar.
With annotated, high-resolution imagery incorporated into proposals, customers are impressed and have a clear understanding of the project.
Before using Nearmap aerial imagery, Auric resorted to using low-resolution satellite imagery to qualify properties. With outdated, blurry imagery, it was difficult to make accurate measurements and qualify a home before sending a technician for an on-site assessment.