New SolarTools iPhone App Unleashes the Ultimate Site Survey Tool for Professional Solar Installers

App Was Created by Industry Professionals for Industry Professionals
Feb. 10, 2010 - PRLog -- PALO ALTO, Calif. – Professional solar installers have a powerful new interactive site survey and assessment tool now available right in their iPhone. SolarTools announced a new iPhone app today that will enable solar installers to complete an entire solar thermal or photovoltaic site survey right in their phone.

“Many times, crucial details are overlooked during an initial site survey and not accounted for in the quotation,” said Dana Lin of SolarTools. “These details are what can make or break a successful solar installation.  Our new SolarTools app uses the power of the iPhone to enable new and experienced solar professionals from all over the world to streamline the entire site survey process.”

Even as the Federal Government injects large sums of cash into the creation of a “green collar workforce,” the resulting output is still not enough to keep up with demand.  Professional installers are now spending more time training new hires than out in the field quoting jobs.  

“It’s very expensive and time consuming to train new hires on what to look for when conducting a solar site survey,” Lin said. “The SolarTools app makes the entire survey process very easy for solar professionals of all experience levels, leveraging the user-friendly mobile phone platform with intuitive drop down menus and text fields. Site surveyors can easily complete the necessary fields, snap a few pictures, record audio notes and then send the entire PDF package to up to four unique email addresses in just a few minutes.”

The SolarTools app completes the entire suite of handheld technology available on the iPhone to enable solar professionals in the field – including a flashlight, GPS, digital camera, audio recorder and clipboard. SolarTools connects all the different programs to create the innovative industry tool that powers the site survey process.  

“Before SolarTools, it would take new solar professionals three to four days to compile a site survey, review it with the company project manager (PM) and then deliver a finalized quote to the customer.  This quote delay increases the likeliness of losing the job to a competitor,” Lin said.  “With the use of SolarTools, the new hire can simply complete the survey, fire off a copy to the PM for approval and deliver a quote, all while never leaving the jobsite.”

“Our new app will revolutionize how site surveys are conducted in the field,” Lin said. “Gone are the days of fumbling around with multiple site survey tools; with the new SolarTools app for the iPhone, everything that you need fits right in the palm of your hand.”

For more information about the innovative solar industry site survey mobile solution, please check out their website at or search for “SolarTools” in the Apple iPhone App Store.


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