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PV Optimizer & Solar compass is a tool intended to maximize the output of your solar panels.
To use the optimiser you only need to choose between one of the 4 time frames available (if you pretend to adjust your panels for the moment, every 3 months, 6 months or yearly), place your device above your panels, and adjust its azimuth and tilt according with the values given by the app.
PV optimizer's algorithm will make sure you get the most from your panels and don't waste any opportunity to increase your output.
This app also comes with a solar compass which you might find useful for optimizing your panels or for other activities, with plenty of real time data regarding solar position and radiation.
In version 2.0 we are proud to present you a forecast for your solar panels output. Just input your panel capacity, tilt and azimuth angles, and you'll get a forecast for the monthly energy you might generate in theory.
All the functionalities of this app are completely free.
Ratings and Reviews
This is a great quick PV calculator and even better, free.
Would be better if there was a 'reverse' option to allow the iPhone to be pressed up against the underside of the panel, so the display pointed down.
My panel is mounted so that without scaffolding I can't see the iPhone screen when it is sat on the front of the panel
Developer Response ,
Thanks for your suggestion, I'll have it in mind in a next update, although the cross will still align with the device upside down. Only the angles will show different values, they will show 180 minus your optimal angle
Forecast agorithm incorrect?
Put in 1000W panel. Fixed, zero tilt (ie horizontal) and zero azimuth (North). Forecast output is 1771 kWh/yr (I’m in Spain).
Changing the azimuth to 180 (but still horizontal) yields a forecast of 1513.
Something’s wrong in the way it’s calculating? Makes me distrust it
Is this a bug Jaoe?
Up to six family members will be able to use this app with Family Sharing enabled.