Solar software for 3D design and shading analysis of solar projects

Solar energy engineering and architecture -- 3D Solar Software products (for Windows XP / Vista / Win 7)

3D Solar Software products for your solar project: solar collectors shading, complete site analysis of your local architecture conditions and climate characteristics, and more ...

Avoid shadows on solar collectors and protect your solar investments. Explore the solar energy potential of your site and optimize your solar project according to your local architecture conditions and regional climate characteristics. Use our 3D Solar Software products Shadow Visualizer or Shadow Analyzer for solar engineering and solar architecture.

Try the time-unlimited Trial versions for free, order the full versions from online store:

We call our product line the Shadow Analyzer Collection by the name of our main product Shadow Analyzer. Each product contains the full documentation for the entire collection but is a stand-alone tool that does not depend on any other applications or any third-party packages.

Note that usually you do not need more than one product of the Shadow Analyzer Collection, because each next product in the product line 3D Message ⇒ 3D Draw Shadows ⇒ Shadow Visualizer ⇒ Shadow Analyzer is "higher" than the previous one and contains all the features of "lower" products.

If you prefer to read the illustrated description before to try the software, than download the documentation that is written as a step-by-step tutorial for the entire collection:

And yet, if solar energy is not your theme but you like 3D graphics in general, then you can use our simplified parametric CAD (Computer Aided Design) tools 3D Message or 3D Draw Shadows merely for everyday 3D drawing, 3D modeling, and 3D messaging -- note that all our products are very effective tools for 3D communications.

If you are new to the parametric CAD, start from our free software 3D Message Free and build a few scenes following our online Tutorial to make sure how easy is to manipulate parametrical objects and how easy the CAD can be. Afterwards you can choose a more complex product that meets your needs.

Download the fully functioning free 3D Messaging tool that introduces you into our Shadow Analyzer Collection:
, read also the Installation instruction.

Pose a question, and our answer will come to you in the software application that will guide you during your project’s life cycle.

Use our Software Development Services for complex and innovative solar projects with new types of solar equipment. Our solar software is customizable due to its flexible inner architecture.

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Shadows on solar collectors -- Shadow Visualizer

To avoid the solar collectors shading and protect your solar investments, visualize shadows on your solar collectors with our 3D solar software Shadow Visualizer

Shadow visualization error-proofs your solar project. It helps you to refine the placement of your solar PV-panels and solar thermal collectors and to keep the high efficiency of your solar investments. It protects you from any little unobvious mistakes that are not apparent immediately but can become substantial in a long-term prospect.

Two '3D View' windows of Shadow Visualizer
Shadow Visualizer visualizes shadows on your solar collectors in multiple '3D View' windows.

Shadow Visualizer makes this necessary step as evident and intuitive as possible. It visualizes shadows on solar collectors of any configuration within any architecture environment, for any geographical latitude in both hemispheres, for any season, and time of a day. It takes into account all the architectural details of your particular site: the configuration and orientation of your own building, the presence of surrounding buildings, and even the landscape shape and growing trees.

Home users do not need to be professionals in the solar engineering to detect possible shadows on their solar collectors and to find the best position for solar panels with Shadow Visualizer.

For the professionals, shadow visualization is a quick and effective method to avoid the solar panels shading within simple static or complex sun-tracking solar collector arrays. Moreover, Shadow Visualizer installed on your laptop is also a marketing tool for your contacts with potential customers. Colored pictures from the 3D View window of Shadow Visualizer showing how you prevent the solar collector shading highly improve the impression from your solar project proposals, make them more consistent and clear, and assure your clients in the reliability of your project.

Whether you are a homeowner or a homebuilder, a solar architect or a professional installer of solar photovoltaic and solar thermal equipment, Shadow Visualizer will help you to make your solar project 100% reliable. It helps to avoid both energy and money losses, and decreases the actual investment-return time length.

Note that you can use Shadow Visualizer also for many other tasks that are associated somehow with the solar radiation or solar light in architecture, solar design, and even in your everyday practical life.

Shadow Visualizer: How to order ...   Shadow Visualizer is delivered immediately to your PC as a downloadable self-extracting Setup installation program "Shadow_Visualizer_Setup.exe". You can also add the Backup CD to your order in the order dialog window:

*) Price is shown here without VAT. The sales tax / VAT can be applied depending on your country.
Enter your VAT ID (if you have one) during the order process to reduce the final price.

Try before to buy ...  To make sure that Shadow Visualizer meets your needs, download the feature-limited, time-unlimited Trial version -- the self-extracting Setup installation program "Shadow_Visualizer_TW_Setup.exe", read also the Installation instruction.

Read more ...   Go to the Shadow Visualizer page, or find and read the chapter "Your Solar Project" either in the detailed online documentation "Online Help" or in the downloadable HTML Help file "SA_Collection_Help.chm".

And yet, perhaps you need more than the shadow visualization only, then read further about our "highest" product Shadow Analyzer.


Site analysis for your solar project -- Shadow Analyzer

Explore the solar energy potential of your site and optimize your solar project with our 3D solar software product Shadow Analyzer. Analyze your particular site including its local architecture conditions and regional climate characteristics.

Shadow visualization is good but the complete site analysis is better. Our solar software Shadow Analyzer includes all features of Shadow Visualizer and has much more options for the optimization of your solar project. It not only visualizes shadows on solar collectors, but it also measures their energy weights.

The '3D View' window of Shadow Analyzer
The '3D View' window and 'solar' windows of Shadow Analyzer.

Shadow Analyzer expresses in graphs and tables the daily, monthly, and yearly profiles of many useful energy characteristics of the solar equipment from the daily energy losses associated with shading of individual solar panels to the annual energy yield of the entire solar installation. It provides you with the complete site analysis for your solar project including both the local architecture conditions of your particular site and the general climate conditions of your region.

Home users can easily estimate the solar energy potential of their roofs, walls, and any other free surfaces of their houses and gardens with Shadow Analyzer.

Professionals (solar engineers, architects, and installers of solar equipment)  can discover many hidden potential reserves to improve the annual productivity of solar PV-panels and solar thermal collectors under particular local conditions with Shadow Analyzer.

Whether you are a homeowner searching for the best orientation of a simple solar collector according to your local geographical latitude and seasonal variation of solar radiation at your particular site, or you are a solar engineer considering a sophisticated problem of the economically optimal configuration of the complex arrays of sun-tracking solar collectors for a large-scale solar PV power plant, Shadow Analyzer will help you to find the proper solution.

Shadow Analyzer: How to order ...   Shadow Analyzer is delivered immediately to your PC as a downloadable self-extracting Setup installation program "Shadow_Analyzer_Setup.exe". You can also add the Backup CD to your order in the order dialog window:

*) Price is shown here without VAT. The sales tax / VAT can be applied depending on your country.
Enter your VAT ID (if you have one) during the order process to reduce the final price.

Try before to buy ...   To make sure that Shadow Analyzer meets your needs, download the feature-limited, time-unlimited Trial version -- the self-extracting Setup installation program "Shadow_Analyzer_TW_Setup.exe", read also the Installation instruction.

Read more ...   Go to the Shadow Analyzer page, or find and read the chapter "Your Solar Project" either in the detailed online documentation "Online Help" or in the downloadable HTML Help file "SA_Collection_Help.chm".

And yet, perhaps solar energy is not your theme but you like 3D graphics in general, then read further about our simplified parametric CAD tools 3D Message and 3D Draw Shadows as well as about our free software for beginners 3D Message Free.


3D Tools for Everyone for Everyday -- 3D Message and 3D Draw Shadows

3D Message and 3D Draw Shadows are ideal helpers for anyone who likes to illustrate an idea or an explanation easily and quickly by 3D drawing

3D Message is a simple 3D drawing tool for everyday 3D communications.           3D Draw Shadows is a 3D drawing tool with shadow effects on all objects.

3D Message

3D Message is a simple 3D drawing tool for everyday 3D communications and 3D messaging. It shows shadows only on the plane landscape, but not on surfaces of objects.

It can be used also for educational purposes as an illustration of basic geometrical concepts like the properties of 2D figures and 3D bodies, the description of objects by their parameters, the usage of coordinate systems, and the composition (assembling) of complex objects from a set of 2D and 3D primitives.

Actually, it is a good first-step introduction into the world of contemporary parametric CAD, the Computer Aided Design that penetrates all sides of our today life.

It can be used even by children (with a minor assistance of parents) as a simple virtual "Constructor" to improve the experience in 3D imagination and 3D orientation.

3D Draw Shadows

3D Draw Shadows is a 3D drawing tool with shadow effects on all objects. It is a further step of the development of the ideas introduced in 3D Message. It shows how much the shadows mean for our orientation in the 3D space.


Free software for beginners -- 3D Message Free

3D Message Free is our simplest 3D tool (without the texture management) for beginners

3D Message Free is our simplest 3D tool for beginners.           3D Message Free allows you to compose rather complex scenes including landscape effects.

Start from 3D Message Free to make sure how easy CAD can be. It is the practical introduction into the 3D interface of the Shadow Analyzer Collection. Learn how to use 2D/3D primitives and other parametric objects to compose 3D scenes. 3D Message Free allows you to compose rather complex scenes including landscape effects.

The installation package of 3D Message Free contains the full documentation for all products of the collection. Build a few scenes with 3D Message Free following our online Tutorial to make sure how easy is to manipulate parametrical objects. Then you can choose a more complex product that meets your needs.


Contact Information

We provide consulting for your solar energy projects in software applications that meet your needs ...

Pose a question, and our answer will come to you in the software application that will guide you during your project’s life cycle.

Email is our preferred communications method ...

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Products (support): products@drbaumresearch.com

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