Aurora Solar  

Palo Alto,  CA 
United States
  • Booth: 2606

Aurora Solar creates software for solar design and sales.

Aurora Solar is the solar industry's leading platform for PV sales and system design. The software streamlines and automates the solar design process, thereby reducing the cost of solar energy. Aurora is used by solar installers across the U.S. and around the world, with over 12,000 installations designed in the software every week.

 Press Releases

  • Faster than other CAD Tools


    PALO ALTO, September 8, 2017 /PR Newswire/ -- Aurora Solar Inc., a solar design software company, has created SmartRoof, a tool that allows anyone to accurately and easily model residential and commercial sites for solar projects. SmartRoof intelligently infers the internal structure of a roof after a few clicks, reducing solar design time and difficulty.



    • SmartRoof automatically infers the internal structure of any roof, requiring just an outline of the perimeter of the roof.

    • SmartRoof allows solar designers to drag and drop dormers into the model, integrating them into their respective roof planes seamlessly.

    • The remote site modeling tool enables designers to insert folds and intersect multiple roof structures, making modeling of complex roof structures significantly easier.



    • A permit-ready 3D model can be created in Aurora in under a minute with SmartRoof.

    • The site modeling process is simplified, reducing the barriers to entry for solar professionals to create reliable models.

    • The resulting 3D model has clean edges, right-angled corners, and evenly tilted roof planes, giving designers and solar salespeople alike the ability to easily create permit-ready models.



    Jeffrey Benson, Senior Manager, Blue Raven Solar: “The new design tool has literally cut our design time in half. Our designs are now significantly more accurate and better looking with perfect angles and evenly sized roof planes. Between the accuracy and speed gains with this tool, it saves us real money.

    Christopher Hopper, CEO, Aurora Solar: “We started Aurora with the goal of developing technology that would enable anyone to design solar easily and quickly, without sacrificing quality. An accurate roof model is foundational to the residential solar design process, so we set out to rethink the modeling process from the ground up. After over a year of development, we’re proud to introduce SmartRoof: a novel way to model roofs that has the potential to revolutionize solar design.

  • Solar Software Company Augments Product for Commercial Installations


    PALO ALTO, May 17, 2017 /PR Newswire/ -- Aurora Solar Inc. has added financial analysis to its commercial suite, making it the solar industry's only all-in-one solar design and sales platform for residential and commercial PV systems. To learn more visit



    • Aurora’s commercial financial analysis allows installers to compare the returns of any cash, lease, loan, or PPA financing option.

    • It takes into account demand charges when using Green Button data, allowing companies to get a granular understanding of their electricity bill post-solar.    

    • The analysis allows solar designers to explore the financial return of design tradeoffs, such as calculating the LCOE of single vs dual tilt racking systems or the net present value of different modules.

    • The algorithms calculate bonus depreciation and depreciation tax shields at federal and state levels.

    • It incorporates fixed and variable operations & maintenance costs for a comprehensive cost-benefit analysis.



    • Commercial installers can optimize their designs across both engineering and financial variables.

    • The analysis can be automatically imported into a sales proposal, allowing installers to go from initial commercial site assessment to completed sales proposal in a fraction of the time.



    Al-Karim Lalani, Lead Engineer of Commercial Financial Analysis, Aurora Solar: “The real challenge for us was making such complex analysis accessible and easy-to-use for customers. We worked with sophisticated solar financiers to validate our analysis and then collaborated with our customers to make sure that our interface was intuitive and it suited their daily workflows.


    Samuel Adeyemo, COO, Aurora Solar: “We often have our clients ask us questions like ‘which of these two PV designs is better?’ Without having a detailed financial analysis platform, we couldn’t answer these questions in a scalable manner. That is why we are truly excited about this enhancement; by being able to analyze and present the financial implications of their design choices, we anticipate this feature will lead to higher closing rates for our customers.”

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