Web-based service helps solar contractors accurately calculate solar exposure and panel placementSAN FRANCISCO, July 12, 2011 — (PRNewswire) — [Intersolar North America Expo Booth #9761] – Pictometry International Corp., a leading provider of geo-referenced, high-resolution aerial image libraries and related software, will feature its Pictometry Online web-based solution that enables solar contractors to quickly, easily and accurately calculate solar exposure, panel placement, sizing, roof pitch and square footage, at the Intersolar North America Expo July 12-14 at the Moscone Center, San Francisco.
The company will be performing live demonstrations and offering solar contractors tips on using aerial imagery to determine optimal panel placement for maximum sun exposure and energy output.
"As any contractor will tell you, determining the proper placement of solar panels is typically more complicated than taking a simple four-corner roof measurement," said Kevin Reilley, President Pictometry Business Solutions. "Steep, multi-story and chopped-up roofs increase the complexity involved in determining panel placement, which in turn, increases human error. Pictometry enables solar contractors to take accurate roof measurements, pre-qualify jobs right from their computer, and avoid costly runarounds to the job site."
Providing oblique angle images of properties throughout the United States, Pictometry Online offers the most advanced set of technologies that allow solar contractors to view and measure available roof space, determine the tilt and direction of the roof, and even identify obstacles that could make installation difficult or cause shade problems.
"Our goal is to make it easier and cheaper to install solar panels," said Reilley. "Pictometry helps contractors reduce costs in assessments, bidding, staging, marketing, sales and support, while increasing their performance and ultimately, customer satisfaction."
Pictometry will be providing demonstrations and information at booth #9761. Additional information is available online at www.pictosun.com.
Pictometry International Corp. is a leading provider of geo-referenced, aerial image libraries and related software. Pictometry has captured nearly 130 million digital aerial images which represent more than 80 percent of the United States population and all major U.S. markets. Using its proprietary imaging process, Pictometry captures geo-referenced, high-resolution orthogonal (straight down view) and oblique (captured at an angle) imagery within which structures and land features can be measured. Pictometry customizes and markets these technologies for government and commercial applications. Pictometry's standard oblique imagery includes second order visualization tools that do not produce authoritative or definitive information (surveying). For more information, visit http://www.pictometry.com.
SOURCE Pictometry International
Tami Bacon, Public Relations Manager, Pictometry International Corp.
Phone: +1-585-487-1488; Eric Kokonas, Dittoe PR for Pictometry