OpenSolar now features new and better imagery that will allow you to take your projects to the next level. This new and improved Google Maps platform provides higher quality and more up-to-date 3D and aerial imagery. Our imagery has also been greatly expanded with this functionality.
Starting on October 25, 2023, all newly created projects will automatically default to this new imagery while existing projects will have the old imagery available until October 31, 2023. If you have a project that has not been switched to the new imagery by October 31, this will be switched automatically. While switching to the new imagery provider, you may experience some alignment issues that can be resolved using the steps outlined below.
How to change your imagery to the new Google Solar API
1. Select your design mode and change the imagery provider from the current legacy provider to our new "Google Solar API" provider and click select
Fixing alignment on 3D image
1. If the panels can not be found on the new image that just loaded, click on the panel tab and click on the panel array
2. Once selected, the system will show you where the panels are hidden:
3. Click on the "move" tool to move your panels to the correct location. If your panels are already in the correct location simply move the array just a little bit and it will show once again:
Curious how the imagery quality is in your area? Check out the Solar API interactive coverage map.
We hope this information is valuable but please reach out to support if you need any assistance.