ST SPF-01 Solar Path Finder:
The ST SPF-01 Solar Path Finder is a device designed to help professionals in the solar industry quickly and easily determine the optimal positioning for solar panels. The device is essentially a solar compass that uses a specialized algorithm to calculate the best angle and orientation for solar panels based on the user’s location, date, and time.
The SPF-01 features a large, easy-to-read LCD display that shows the azimuth and tilt angles for the solar panels. It also has a built-in inclinometer that allows the user to manually measure the tilt angle of the surface where the panels will be installed. This helps to ensure that the panels are installed at the correct angle to optimize energy production.
In addition to the azimuth and tilt angles, the SPF-01 also provides information on the solar irradiance, which is a measure of the amount of sunlight that is available at a specific location and time. This can be helpful in determining the overall energy production potential of the solar panels.
One of the key advantages of the SPF-01 is its ease of use. The device is lightweight and compact, making it easy to carry and use in the field. The built-in rechargeable battery provides several hours of continuous use, and the device can also be powered by an external power source if needed.
The SPF-01 also has a built-in GPS receiver, which allows it to automatically determine the user’s location. This eliminates the need for manual input of the location, saving time and reducing the possibility of errors.
Overall, the ST SPF-01 Solar Path Finder is a useful tool for professionals in the solar industry who need to determine the optimal positioning for solar panels. Its compact size, ease of use, and advanced features make it a valuable tool for increasing the efficiency and productivity of solar panel installations.
- It works on a reflective principle rather than actually showing shadows; it can be used any time of the day, any time of the year, in either cloudy or clear weather. The actual position of the sun at the time of the solar site analysis is irrelevant. In fact, the unit is easier to use in the absence of direct sunlight. It could even be used on a moonlit night.
- Any scientific analysis is only as accurate as the least accurate input. Gross errors in structure orientation, solar system sizing, collector placement, component specification, and scientific studies can result when designers and engineers fail to accurately assess shading patterns at proposed buildings or ecological sites.
- By combining the site-specific shading data of the Solar PathfinderTM with the published global weather data, an accurate solar site analysis can be made. This insolation data, on an hourly and monthly basis, can then be applied to architectural, engineering, solar, and ecological applications.
Application and features of ST SPF-01 Solar Path Finder:
|✅ Solar energy monitoring
✅ Weather data monitoring
✅ Meteorological research
✅ Scientific studies
✅ Ecological application
|✅ The Solar Path Finder is non-electronic.
✅ Simple and straightforward in its engineering, it requires no special skills or technical know-how.
✅ One simple trace does the job and becomes the permanent record of the solar data.
✅ When properly cared for, the unit will give the user years of accurate site analysis.
✅ The Solar Path Finder uses a highly polished, transparent, convex plastic dome to give a panoramic view of the entire site.
✅ All the trees, buildings, or other obstacles to the sun are plainly visible as reflections on the surface of the dome.
✅ The sun’s path diagram can be seen through the transparent dome at the same time.