solar gain, overheating & shadow analysis
Our experienced Engineers carry out solar gain checks and overheating analysis. The intent is to limit solar gains during the summer periods to either:
- Reduce the need for air-conditioning
- Reduce the installed capacity of any air-conditioning system that is installed.
Limiting the effects of solar gain can be achieved by considering orientation, window size, solar control, ventilation and the thermal capacity of the building. Our Engineers work closely with glazing manufacturers and Architects to produce a satisfactory design.
Shading to a solar installation can have a significant negative impact on the yield. The practice has the ability to carry out detailed shadow analysis which is crucial to a proposed solar installation, especially in an urban location surrounded by buildings or objects. A detailed report is produced to outline when and where the shading occurs.