We're excited to announce that HelioScope has been approved by the California Energy Commission for remote shade modeling under JA11.4 as an Approved Solar Assessment Tool. You can now use shade reports directly from HelioScope to verify solar access on new construction projects under California's solar mandate, greatly improving design speed.  

How to Remotely Model Shade for New Construction

  1. Import your site plan into HelioScope
  2. Design the building
  3. Estimate the heights of nearby structures
  4. Complete a shade report

Note: HelioScope produces a shade reading for every module on the roof, so measurement distances will be much better than the minimum distances described in JA11.4

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