best opensolar alternative

Pylon Observer vs OpenSolar

OpenSolar is a good starting point for many solar installers, but you will soon find that OpenSolar is missing a few features that would make it a complete solar design solution.

With $0 Monthly Fees and a far better feature set, Pylon is the best OpenSolar alternative.

With OpenSolar, you will be forced to use low-resolution satellite imagery such as that which you will find on Google Earth, or if you want something better you will need to provide your own imagery. In comparison, Pylon provides you with high resolution aerial imagery as part of the application with $0 Monthly Fees.

Another point of difference is in the way OpenSolar and Pylon offer support. Premium support is available for OpenSolar users through SunWiz and will cost you at least $790.00 excluding GST.

With Pylon, you get world-class support for free and only pay a low $4 per-project fee.

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Detailed features:

See how we compare:

opensolar alternative

Cost

Charges
Pylon
OpenSolar FREE**
Billed per
Pylonper project
OpenSolar
Trial
Pylon
OpenSolar

Feature

Pylon
OpenSolar
Pylon
OpenSolar
Pylon
OpenSolar
Pylon
OpenSolar
Pylon
OpenSolar
Pylon
OpenSolar
Pylon
OpenSolar

Support

Support
Pylon Email/Live-chat support
OpenSolar Email/Live-chat support
Training
Pylon
OpenSolar
Integration support
Pylon
OpenSolar

Feature comparisons are accurate at time of publishing, using publicly available information.

* High resolution imagery availability varies with region

**OpenSolar does not charge for its service, but requires a Nearmap subscription for hi-res imagery.
Furthermore, OpenSolar owns all of your designs.

Switching from OpenSolar to Pylon is quick and easy

Let our friendly support team do the heavy lifting for you

Get high-resolution aerial imagery

Pylon Solar Design Software includes high-resolution aerial imagery for photorealistic proposals. Pay $0 Monthly Fees for 5cm per pixel resolution.

Design better solar systems

Pylon Observer is designed to let you design an accurate solar quote in under 2 minutes.

Convert more solar proposals

Pylon includes a CRM with eSignatures and a payment gateway to boost your proposal conversion rates.

“Pylon saves us up to 50% of our design time.”
— CEO OF TOP 10 AUSTRALIAN SOLAR COMPANY
Paul Thistelton

Here's what you get with Pylon  for $0 Monthly Fees

Powerful design studio

A smart studio with all the tools you need to design better solar proposals in under 2 minutes.

High-res imagery

Unbelievable imagery coverage with 5cm per pixel resolution, included in Pylon.

3D solar shading

Accurately model solar shading for your install site in seconds using Pylon's 3D Shading engine.

Interval data analysis

Import NEM12 grid data to produce seasonal, monthly, weekly and daily interval data analysis.

Load profiles

Model load profiles for your solar system to determine grid reliance and storage needs.

Financial projections

Analyse energy bills, interval data, and load profiles to demonstrate ROI for your customers.

Installer job sheets

One-click installer job sheets keep everyone on the same page, with a QR code for easy sharing.

Web & PDF proposals

Win more business with beautiful animated proposals, esignatures & payment processing.

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