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pylon solar design is the best aurora solar software alternative

Pylon Observer vs Aurora Solar

Pylon Observer is best choice for an Aurora Solar alternative.

When comparing Pylon Observer to Aurora Solar, you will find all of the powerful features that you get with a premium solar design software like Aurora, but you only pay per project instead of per month. This eliminates costly overheads.

Add an unlimited number of users to your team for no additional fees and give them high resolution aerial imagery, 3D shading analysis, job installer sheets and more.

Apart from Pylon's No Monthly Fees, a major difference between Pylon and Aurora Solar is that Pylon has a 2D design surface that allows for 3D objects to be placed and modelled. This means that the design surface doesn't move along numerous axes, but you still get the precision of 3D shade modelling. A flat design surface is easier to use on tablets and desktops. Some users who switch from Aurora Solar to Pylon Observer claiming their design times have been cut by up to 50%.

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Detailed features:

See how we compare:

aurora vs pylon


Billed per
Pylon per project
Aurora per user per month


Pylon Email/Live-chat support
Aurora Email/Live-chat support
1-on-1 Training
Integration support

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

* 5-15cm per pixel super High Resolution Imagery - availability varies with region

Switching from Aurora Solar 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 quotes

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.”
Paul Thistelton

Grow your solar business with $0 Monthly Fees

Fast Solar Design

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

Award-winning 3D Solar Shading Analysis predicts shading in seconds with high accuracy.

Interval Data Analysis

Seasonal, monthly, weekly and daily interval data analysis from NEM12 data.

Load Profiles

Determine grid reliance and storage needs with simulated load profiles for your solar system.

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 compelling animated proposals, esignatures & payment processing.

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No monthly fees - no credit card required