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Urbasun

Assess solar irradiance in urban areas

In addition to wind data analysis provided by UrbaWind, UrbaSun provides solar irradiance data analysis in urban areas. UrbaSun is intended for architects, urban designers, environmental and renewable energy consultants.

With UrbaSun you may carry out pedestrian comfort studies, thermal building performance studies or solar energy potential studies for urban PV systems.

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Features

 

 Solar irradiance assessment in urban areas

  • Average or real-time solar irradiance map.
  • Solar exposure frequencies map.
  • Maps and data available over large areas (several km).
  • Computation over any kind of surfaces (ground, facades, roofs, PV panels, etc.).

 

Combination with UrbaWind for a comprehensive climatic study

  • Wind and solar urban climatic studies.
  • Urbawind project files can be read in UrbaSun.
  • Same files for UrbaWind and UrbaSun.

 

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Assets

  • User-friendly graphical interface.
  • 3D project visualization.
  • Numerical model import into universal STL format.
  • Climatic data reading of solar radiation from the Energy+ (EPW) database.
  • Export of results (statistical or time-series).
  • High-quality support ensured by our experts to help our clients at each step of their project.

Applications

√ Pedestrian comfort studies

Carry out pedestrian comfort studies in outdoor spaces in addition to wind data analysis provided by UrbaWind.

√ Thermal building studies

Carry out thermal building performance studies to assess absorption of solar radiation on the building surface and compute solar gains.

√ Solar resource studies

Carry out solar energy potential studies to assess electricity production from PV panels.


 

Licensing option:

  • Additionnal UrbaWind module in perpetual version

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UrbaSun is compatible with commonly used CAD software.

System requirements:

OS: Windows 10
RAM: mini 8 GB / recommended 16 GB
Processor: mini 2 GHz
Multiprocessors: Mini dual core
Graphical card: Mini 256 MB /  512 MB recommended

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