If you’re considering adding updated aerial maps to your solar lead workflow, there are four key things to keep in mind when choosing an aerial imagery solution:
While the rate of solar uptake across Australia is impressive, the total percentage of homes with solar power remains small, leaving plenty of room for expansion in the market. Across Australia 20.3% of homes, according to the latest data from the Clean Energy Regulator, have solar power — a capacity of 7.9 million kW. The state-by-state breakdown gives us a snapshot of the potential of the market left to penetrate.
With regular, comprehensive coverage of 88% of Australia’s population, Nearmap provides an easy way to survey residential rooftops in your market and develop your solar job pipeline.
Nearmap client NRG Solar, an installer in SA, has seen the benefits of aerial imagery firsthand. “With Nearmap’s image accuracy and powerful solar tools, we can quickly develop a high quality quotation via a web browser instead of relying on manual calculations. This saved us at least 25 hours per week for site visits and enhanced our credibility as a leading solar solution provider,” says Darren Vonthethoff, NRG state sales manager.
Another way solar retailers use current, clear aerial imagery is in visually impressive, polished quotes. With regularly updated aerial maps, solar installers can present the design in the context of the home’s current condition. It's a persuasive tool for closing the deal, and is more professional than a drawing or a design presented on low resolution satellite maps.
The best kept secret in solar is out: aerial imagery means money and time saved for solar installers, and a better, more predictable outcome for consumers. Learn more about how aerial imagery can help your solar business keep up with the Australian solar revolution: