This article is in the Studio section of the App.
If you would like to design a fixed tilt system, either for a ground mount or flat roof, you can do so in the Studio zone of OpenSolar.
To start your design, add a row of modules using SolarTouch. Select the '+ Panels' button, and then click, hold and drag to layout panels and adjust azimuth. Release the mouse once your row is the correct length and azimuth.
Once you've created the first row of modules, create the outline of a rectangle by holding your mouse and dragging along the auto-populated grid squares.
On the left-hand side bar, you can then click , and you will have a large block of panels.
Then, on the left-hand side bar, click into 'Advanced Layout' and select 'Tilt Racks'. You can then adjust spacing on both the X and Y coordinates by entering inches or meters, or choose if you'd like to offset the rows. You can also adjust slope and azimuth from the left-hand side bar.
You can easily duplicate a panel group by selecting the panel group, and going to the left-hand side bar where you will select . Then select and click inside the yellow circle to drag your panel group.
Note: OpenSolar cannot design systems over 1 MW.