Shading analysis is an essential part in the design of any solar system. Shade analysis is especially important in PV installations where small shadows on the array have a much greater impact on the overall system performance. Shading of panels should be avoided at all costs, however sometimes when the shading is caused by permanent objects, such as nearby buildings, trees or telephone poles, its effect should be minimized. These Solar Analysis Tools will help any PV installer and sales professional to determine the best location and position for their customer’s solar array. Analyze the effect of shading in every corner of the prospected array, bring the results to your computer, and prepare professional reports that will enhance the image of your company and increase you closing rates.