iSV iPhone solar app

Solmetric iSV allows you to make a quick assessment of the timing and impact of shading obstructions.

iSV iPhone solar app

(Discontinued product) 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 5, 4S, 4 or 3GS and will not run on the iPhone 2G, 3G, iPod, or iPad. Release 1.0 supports "portrait" orientation photos only.

This app has not been validated for use with iOS8 and is not recommended for use on the iPhone 6 at this time.

For more information on Solmetric iSV refer to the user manual located here.

  • Dynamic display of vertical azimuth lines, showing compass directions for all tilts.
  • Dynamic display of daily and annual sun paths for the current location.
  • Dynamic display of “cross-hair” marker on screen showing the azimuth and elevation angle of the center of the iPhone’s camera view.
  • Dynamic display of user adjustable reference line at an elevation angle at a distance to height ratio of 2:1, 3:1, or user selection.
  • Automatic detection of the current location using the iPhone’s GPS function and location-specific calculation of sun paths.
  • Sun path arc label by month and by time of day (hourly).
  • Current sun location with a sun icon.

Hardware configuration Solmetric iSV ran on the iPhone 5, 4S, 4 & 3GS only. iPod and iPad use is not supported.