Exposure to direct sun and climatic data

DL-Light performs precise solar studies by calculating the number of hours when the direct sunrays hit the surfaces of the SketchUp model.

Much more than a simple shadow visualization, it takes into account the climatic data of the site via EPW files that are also used for thermal studies.

It is calculated for a period of time, a season or a whole year.

DL-Light displays the results directly over SketchUp model's surfaces and allows:
- to identify surfaces with risks of glare of overheating and that need a protection.
- to evaluate the efficiency of glazing protections.
- to identify surfaces for passive solar gains and where to put solar panels.
- to help the positionning of glazed surfaces depending on direct sunrays.

Exposure to direct sun at urban level

Exposure to direct sun dans DL-Light

Detailled reports for every surface

Exposure to direct sun within DL-Light

Solar studies for interior spaces

Exposure to direct sun within DL-Light