Thank you for lot of worm words and opinions about the app.
This motivated me to spend another few moths (actually two) and prepare an action
aimed in getting the best of our solar panels and to get closer to energetic independence based on renewables.
I'm not sure if this post still fits to 'science and technology' subject of the forum
since it is more technical and not related to general science and technology aspects.
I decided to start an initiative for support of solar panels users in getting the highest efficiency of installed devices.
Presently, with ScanTheSun it is possible to calculate the insolation of the place
where a solar element will be installed taking into account various factors like shading by surrounding buildings or trees.
The measured insolation is an amount of solar power that will incide on the panels.
How much of that solar power will be transformed into usable energy
is an another important aspect which depends on the type of the used solar element and its efficiency characteristics.
In Spring 2015 an upgrade of ScanTheSun is planned for enabling on-site output power assessment of solar installations.
The new functionality will be based on angular efficiency of a panel for direct irradiation.
This way all users will have an occasion to choose a panel type/model that may best fit to specific on-site conditions.
I'd like to invite you to take part in the initiative.
The only thing to get it working is to upload efficiency data of solar panel you are interested in.
For this purpose I've prepared a website:
where all of you may upload technical solar elements data.
I've also uploaded an introduction video on youtube:
I have sent an invitation letter to take part in the action addressed to few hundreds of solar panel manufacturers.
If you know some solar manufacturers or installers and would like to help saving the environment – please spread this information.
I also would like to reach developing regions like Africa, Latin-America or Middle-East countries where solar energy may help people even more.
Therefore I'm looking for websites of solar energy institutions for these regions to let them know about the free app.
If you know some www addresses, please post them below.
with best wishes for 2015