The Solmetric iSV Sun Viewer application uses the iPhone camera to provide an “augmented reality” view of the sun paths at your location. This allows you to make a quick assessment of the timing and impact of shading obstructions. Solmetric iSV can be used for evaluation of solar access for solar energy systems, landscaping, agriculture, photography, event planning, or real estate assessment. In the camera view, the user can see how the obstructions interact with the sun path. Where an obstruction overlaps a sun path, shading will occur.
The application uses the built-in camera, compass and tilt sensor of the iPhone, and therefore requires the iPhone 3GS and will not run on the iPhone 2G, 3G, iPod, or iPad. Release 1.0 supports portrait only.
For more information on Solmetric iSV refer to the user manual located here.
Accessing Solmetric iSV
Solmetric iSV costs $4.99 and is available on the Apple App Store.
Hardware configuration Solmetric iSV runs on the iPhone 3GS only.