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Solar studies

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 the surfaces of the SketchUp model and allows:
- to identify glazed surfaces with risks of glare of overheating and that need a protection.
- to evaluate the efficiency of glazing protections.
- to identify surfaces favorable to passive solar gains and where to put solar panels.
- to help the positionning of glazed surfaces depending on direct sunrays.