Solar Blog #13

Solar Blog #13

Credible Solar | 6 MINUTE READ 

Solar Design Software - How Solar Energy Systems Are Created and Designed

If you want a better understanding of how solar energy works, you need to learn the basics of using solar design and proposal software. Read on to learn more about how to get started designing and creating solar systems.

What is Solar Design and Proposal Software?

Solar design and proposal software lets you determine how much electricity will be generated from the solar panels to be installed on your property, based on your utility usage and other unique factors. 

South is the best array for maximum solar energy production in Texas. 

South is the best array for maximum solar energy production in Texas. 

At Credible Solar, we use Everbright (Sighten) for creating solar energy proposals. 

What Data does Solar Design Software Use to Generate Proposals?

Solar design software generates proposals by cross-analyzing data unique to each client such as:

  1. Electricity use on the property 
  2. Roof angels (azimuth)
  3. Roof space 
  4. Roof tilt
  5. Roof shading
  6. Climate 
  7. Property Location 
Offset is what % the annual solar production system eliminates from the annual electricity usage. A 100% offset is a full elimination of the electricity bill. 

Offset is what % the annual solar production system eliminates from the annual electricity usage. A 100% offset is a full elimination of the electricity bill. 

What Can Else Can Solar Proposal Software Do?

The solar federal tax credit, utility company rebates, upgrades, energy back-up, energy efficiency, and other adders associated with the installation can be factored into the software. The solar proposal software is capable of showing the  for a cash, leased, and financed solar energy system. 

Two Tesla Powerwall 2 batteries have 27 kwH total backup capacity.  

Two Tesla Powerwall 2 batteries have 27 kwH total backup capacity.  

How To Get Started With Solar Proposal Software?

The cost of using solar design and proposal software varies based on the software you choose. If you need to customize solar energy proposals, we recommend using Everbright solar proposal software that allows the creation of unlimited proposals, starting at around $300 a month. If you don’t need much customization and don’t make many proposals a month- try solo solar proposal software for about $20 a proposal. 

If you’re tight on money, you can apply to work at Credible Solar and use our solar software for free or request your free solar proposal here.