What is a Helioscope?

Helioscope is a cloud-based software used for the preliminary design of photovoltaic systems. It provides a tool for users to create single line diagrams or generate layouts for solar projects by integrating system design and performance modeling. The software also features a 3D visualization tool, allowing users and customers to get an overview aesthetically of solar projects, as well as to identify potential problems or issues. Helioscope can also be used to analyze the cost of the solar system while creating a bill of materials, or determine the payback period and other financial metrics. Helioscope improves design speed by a factor of 2-5x with its Google SketchUp integration and is easy to use all while still being an accurate model to send to customers.


Agrovoltaics is an agricultural practice that uses solar panel technology to generate power while simultaneously providing shade and crop protection. It is seen as an innovative, sustainable way to increase crop yields, reduce energy costs, and minimize the environmental impact of agriculture. Agrovoltaics also has the potential to be used in various applications, such as using solar panels to power greenhouses, providing energy for irrigation, and creating renewable energy sources. By combining agricultural and energy production, agrovoltaics offers numerous benefits to farmers and the environment. Additionally, agrovoltaics can be used to create jobs in rural areas, as well as stimulate the economy by fostering an agricultural-based green energy industry.

What is PVSyst?

PVSyst is a powerful software for designing photovoltaic systems for residential, commercial, and industrial applications. The program can be used to analyze the performance of a potential PV system and help identify potential problem areas. It can also provide helpful information such as how much energy can be produced by a system, system sizing, and current and future energy costs. PVSyst can help identify the best components to use and analyze the economic viability of investing in solar energy. Additionally, it can be used to help users understand the impact of shading and other environmental factors on the performance of their system.

Every commercial job in Solar has Permitting Challenges.

Permitting can be a complex process with various regulations and requirements to be met. Such challenges may include obtaining multiple permits, meeting zoning regulations, and navigating local and state codes. Additionally, financial and technical hurdles such as the cost of installation, the availability of funding, and the complexity of the technology can also be a challenge. To overcome these challenges, it is important to have an understanding of the permitting process, understand zoning regulations, and explore potential funding sources. Collaborating with local officials and organizations such as solar-energy associations can also be beneficial when dealing with permitting challenges.

 Gordian Energy Systems will navigate the process and challenges for you. Untie the Gordian Knot on solar projects.