5 Solar Power Inspired Smartphone Apps

Want to learn how to get the most out of your solar panels, or are you just a solar power junkie? There are several smartphone solar apps out there to use as accessories for your solar panels. These cool apps make use of the tools that already come with your phone like a compass and GPS. Check out these apps for yourself and let us know how they measure up.


Solar Tracker

Get the most power output from your solar panel by utilizing your iPhone or iPad to easily position a solar panel to receive optimal sun exposure. Solar Tracker’s Alignment Assistant has positioning options designed for users of both portable and stationary solar panels. Whether you’re trying to position a solar powered charger while on the go or the solar panels at your home for the season, Solar Tracker helps you get the power you need.

Get the App: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/solar-tracker/id590316540?mt=8



SimplySolar is a solar panel alignment app designed to increase the viability of solar energy and positively change the lifestyles of people in developing countries. As of right now it is more economically viable to buy more solar panels than buy a solar tracking system that automatically aligns solar panel/solar thermal heaters. SimplySolar replaces expensive alignment tools and solar tracking systems with a clever algorithm and a few tools to aid in manually adjusting a solar panel to increase the amount of energy output by up to 30%, helping create sustainable communities with a higher standard of living.

Get the App: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=my.project.tracker



SolarMeter is a solar energy analyzing tool that allows you to calculate, estimate and visualize solar power and energy output of a solar panel at specific location using your iPhone or iPad.

Solar Meter helps you to check solar potential of your roof, how much solar power you are getting at your location throughout the year and help to estimate how much energy a photo-voltaic system is able to produce per month.

Get the App: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/solarmeter-solar-panel-photovoltaic/id1047880363?mt=8


Sun Seeker

Provides a flat compass view and an augmented reality 3-D view showing the solar path, its hour intervals, its equinox, winter and summer solstice paths, rise and set times, twilight times, magic hours and more and a map view showing solar direction for each daylight hour. Also includes a notifications screen widget showing today’s solar data and position on arc.

Get the App: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/sun-seeker-3d-augmented-reality/id330247123?mt=8


PV Solar Calculator

This app will help you understand how much solar radiation is available at your present location and lets you plan the system size. You can calculate the subsidy available from the government and get the cost of the system at your fingertips. Find out about latest solar gadgets and solar pv modules available in the market and buy them.

Get the App: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.waaree.androidhive&hl=en


Written by Joe Chenoweth, President of Smart Roofs

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