What does a Solar Pathfinder do?

The Solar Pathfinder™ uses a highly polished, transparent, convex plastic dome to give a panoramic view of the entire site. All the trees, buildings or other obstacles to the sun are plainly visible as reflections on the surface of the dome. The sunpath diagram can be seen through the transparent dome at the same time.

What percentage of available sunlight is lost to shading in the month of December?

In this example, 37% of the sunlight hours are lost due to shade in the month of December. December has 31 days, so I multiply the sun hours in December, 2.1 kilowatt hours per square meter per day By 31 days, and then multiply that by 0.37.

At what time of the day is it possible to use site evaluation tools to evaluate shading?

An alternative way to specify shading is to determine a site’s shade-free hours, such as 10am–2pm or 9am–3pm.

How does a pathfinder work?

Pathfinder is a rich and complex fantasy RPG that uses the same d20 ruleset at the core of Dungeons & Dragons. Players take on the role of heroic adventurers, often explorers and scholars employed by the Pathfinder Society, who travel the world solving problems, unravelling mysteries and collecting treasure.

What is solar path chart?

Sun path diagrams can tell you a lot about how the sun will impact your site and building throughout the year. Stereographic sun path diagrams can be used to read the solar azimuth and altitude for a given location.

What does a solar pathfinder measure?

The Pathfinder™ is primarily designed to determine the percentage of solar radiation blocked by permanent local features in the landscape like trees, hills, and buildings.

What happens if one solar panel is shaded?

If only one cell (out of the usual 60 cells) in one of the panels in your solar array is shaded, the overall output of your system can drop by 30-40%. Much like a clogged pipe or kink in your hose, if the current flowing through your solar panels is interrupted by a shaded cell, the end output is throttled.

What is the most important tool for conducting an accurate shading analysis?

Tools for Shading Analysis Solar Pathfinder – The Solar Pathfinder has been the standard in the solar industry for solar site analysis for decades. Its panoramic reflection of the site instantly provides a full year of accurate solar/shade data, making it the instrument of choice.

Why is a shading analysis important?

Shading analysis is one of the most essential steps in phase of solar energy system design or analysis. In photovoltaics it is important to analyse shading caused by surrounding objects and/or vegetation. Shading is especially important in photovoltaics. It should be eliminated as much as possible.

Are Pathfinder rules free?

It’s all free. (Nearly) all of Pathfinder’s character options, monsters, and magic items are free through the Pathfinder System Reference Document. You may want a physical copy of the Core Rulebook, but for the low-budget gamer, Pathfinder is an obvious choice.

How does the Solar Pathfinder™ work?

When properly cared for, the unit will give the user years of accurate site analysis. The Solar Pathfinder™ uses a highly polished, transparent, convex plastic dome to give a panoramic view of the entire site. All the trees, buildings or other obstacles to the sun are plainly visible as reflections on the surface of the dome.

Is it OK to look at the Sun on the Pathfinder?

CAUTION: DO NOT STARE AT THE REFLECTED IMAGE OF THE SUN ON THE PATHFINDER™ DOME. When viewing the Pathfinder, you are looking for two things at the same time. First a reflective, panoramic view of the site will be seen on the dome. Simultaneously, the sunpath diagram will be seen through the dome.

How much does the Sun Mountain Pathfinder 3 weigh?

The Sun Mountain Pathfinder 3 delivers on all counts. For a full size push cart, the Pathfinder 3 feels remarkably light and easy to handle when folded up. When folded, it measures 16” wide, 28.5” long, and 14” high. It weighs just 16 pounds and feels about half the weight of my old push cart.

Can I use the Solar Pathfinder™ in cloudy weather?

The sunpath diagram can be seen through the transparent dome at the same time. Because the Solar Pathfinder™ works on a reflective principle rather than actually showing shadows, it can be used anytime of the day, anytime of the year, in either cloudy or clear weather.