helioscope alternative

Pylon Observer vs Helioscope

Pylon Observer solar design software is the best HelioScope alternative.

We have found that HelioScope is a fairly full-featured design software, but they are lacking a few features that make Pylon the #1 Solar Design Software in the world.

While HelioScope doesn't provide you with high resolution aerial imagery, Pylon includes imagery with resolution up to 5cm per pixel. Additionally, HelioScope charges you per month depending on how many users are on your team. Pylon proudly charges $0 Monthly Fees no matter how many team members you have. Pay a low $4 per project and avoid costly overheads.

Additionally, Pylon is different from most other solar design software in that the design surface is flat and in 2D but allows for 3D objects to be placed. This means that Pylon is perfectly suited for use on iPads as well as Desktops, and you don't lose any of the precision that you get with 3D shade modelling.

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Detailed features:

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helioscope solar design software alternative

Cost

Charges
Pylon
HelioScope
Billed per
Pylon per project
HelioScope per user per month
Trial
Pylon
HelioScope

Feature

Pylon
HelioScope
Pylon
HelioScope
Pylon
HelioScope
Pylon
HelioScope
Pylon
HelioScope
Pylon
HelioScope
Pylon
HelioScope

Support

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

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

* High resolution imagery availability varies with region

Switching from HelioScope to Pylon is quick and easy

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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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