Solar is Coming!

Over the past few weeks and months, we have had increasing number of enquiries about how VentusAR could be used to visualise a solar farm instead of a wind farm.device-2015-07-27-120210

Well the good news is that VentusAR 4.0 will now support ground mounted solar arrays as well as wind turbines and transmission towers.

VentusAR 4.0 is the latest upcoming release – due early August 2015.

Solar Panels

As part of the testing of farm-scale solar functionality, we put 400 panels in a field just north of Glasgow and loaded everything onto the iPad. It probably took about 30 minutes to set the up the project and most of that was spent working out the position of each mounting (we’ll work on optimising this for developers who don’t have desktop GIS to design and plan).

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We then headed out onsite to take some photography. Two viewpoints were chosen – fairly close together, and we simply pointed the tablet towards the field. The solar panels showed up in their correct location and imagery was captured. Some masking and we have four high resolution photomontages of what this solar farm would look like. Total amount of work: less than 1 hour from start to finish.

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This functionality will be available in VentusAR 4.0 – due to be released early August. If this is something you would like to discuss further, or would like to set up a demonstration, please contact us at hello@linknode.co.uk or call us on 0141 559 6170