Hi, I'm a researcher at the University of Warsaw. Here in Poland there is greate interest in solar energy since more than decade. A lot of people asked me how to mount a solar collector on their buildings.
For several years I have seen many collectors wrongly oriented, covered in shade by trees and buildings. Production of a solar panel costs a lot of energy and there is also an environmental cost. So, it was really sad watching those inappriopriate mounted panels.
After appearence of the modern smartphones with a lot of sensors I decided to write an app so everybody could check himself the solar panel orientation. I wanted to sell the app but... after watching the movies of Peter Joseph I decided to give the app for free (THANK YOU PETER FOR OPENING MY EYES!).
The app calls SCANTHESUN and is written for Android devices.
You can download it for free from Google Play.
My research field are symmetries in the nuclear matter. In my proffesion Im using extreemely complicated mathematical techniques. I thought that writing the solar panel app with my knowledge will be a piece of cace, however I spent one and half year on writing it!
The SCANTHESUN app takes into account the surrounding buildings and trees and enables the solar panel orientation even in very complicated urban areas with a lot of shade.
I would like to see your comments on the app.
Here are some screen recorded videos of scanthesun I put on youtube:
solar panel calculator - YouTube
ScanTheSun in city-center of Warsaw Part 1 - YouTube
ScanTheSun in city-center of Warsaw Part 2 - YouTube
I hope my app will help all of You in getting the solar power efficiently! Regards.