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Written by: Leonard Parker | Solar News | 13th December
Nearmap, a provider of super high-quality aerial images, is expanding its functionality for solar installation companies by opening up its artificial intelligence data sets, access to a wide range of solar design tools, and better API integration.
Solar customers can now access Nearmap artificial intelligence (AI) data sets to help them make faster and more accurate decisions. This will also support their workflows to improve the performance of their sales and services teams. With ‘Nearmap AI’, solar installers and designers can visualize properties remotely, instantly view solar panels and vegetation layers, and clearly visualize how these attributes can assist their projects.
What’s cool about Nermap AI |Nearmap AI uses machine learning to turn Nearmap high resolution imagery into information and insights. What this means for customers is that they can analyze huge numbers of properties and areas efficiently, without a person needing to look at the imagery. Customers can integrate the AI data directly into their applications to pull data for any property at a specific location and point in time, within seconds.
The latest Nearmap AI offering delivers 200+ facts per address including building heights and stories. Nearmap also processes machine learning on its 3D data for richer insights about attributes including buildings, solar panels, and vegetation, in addition to Nearmap high-resolution 2D imagery.
Solar companies have made huge progress in solar design, integrating Nearmap imagery to assist in that design. Nearmap will support an even larger range of solar design partners in North America – via standards-compliant APIs – including Aurora Solar, Enphase, Helioscope, OpenSolar, Solar Nexus, SOLO, and many other companies.
But as a consequence of the refreshed solar strategy in North America, Nearmap is no longer selling the ‘Nearmap on OpenSolar’ product in North America. Current subscribers will be able to use ‘Nearmap on OpenSolar’ until May 1, 2022.
“Nearmap is a location analytics company,” says says Tony Agresta, General Manager of North America. “Our strengths are directly tied to the efficiency of our captures and the delivery of high-resolution aerial content at scale. Nearmap also provides the only scalable artificial intelligence solution in the industry. We will continue to expand our coverage in North America, which already covers +108 million properties in the region. Nearmap will also continue to deliver enhanced forms of aerial content and create flexible APIs to allow our partners to integrate our content into their solar design workflows.”
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