After you create your project, identify the building where you would lie to place your modules. For rooftop solar, this is done by tracing an outline of the roof that you ill be designing solar for, and then using Aurora's algorithms to covert that into a 3D model.
Designing a ground mount? Skip this section and look at this article.
Selecting your site
- Click on Site Model and drag the green icon to the edge of your building. Try and pick a side that is close to the street and click on Refresh Map.
- If your image does not cover the roof area, zoom out and click on the arrows that appear to expand your frame of view.
Outlining the roof
- From the toolbar on the right, select the Draw Roof tool.
- Move the crosshair to the top right corner of the building. Click to place a node. Continue to place nodes every place where two or more edges meet.
If you make a mistake, click on the node and hit delete on your keyboard, or you can hit ctrl + Z (⌘ + Z on Mac) to undo the action. To continue drawing, return to the last existing node and double-click it.
- To complete the perimeter, hover your mouse over your starting node until the cursor turns into a pointing finger and the node is highlighted. Click on it to complete the roof shape.
We are assuming you are designing for a flat roof. If instead you are designing for a pitched roof and need to place ridge lines and other internal edges, please review this article.