Alphatronix has launched SunLink, a new mobile application for the UK solar PV market that has been optimised for use on tablets.

The company says that the new app has been designed to complement its previous app, Solar Payback (UK) in order to form a complete design/management organiser for solar PV installers looking for a complete contact management, survey and design tool.

“Our sister product, Solar Payback has been extraordinarily popular with sales-teams and installers in the UK.” explained managing director, Mark Cousins. “We’ve always been aware of a need for our clients to have a tool that can integrate with it, supplying customer designed roof and shading details for evaluation. With that in mind, we have created SunLink.”

SunLink allows installers to map out multiple panel layouts and designs to show potential customers thanks to a CAD system that can automatically layout panels for different roof shapes. Alternatively, panels can be manually dragged and dropped. A roof can be created on the system either manually or via the roof measurement system which uses Google maps. Aplhatronix says that the roof measurement system enables desktop surveys to be undertaken before visiting the proposed site.

The SunLink also incorporates an MCS shading analysis tool which has been specifically designed for the UK. The company claims that the tool is able to manipulate true panoramic images to centre them correctly on the MCS shading grid, this allows near or far objects to be identified, according to Alphatronix.  

In addition, SunLink is amble to render and superimpose the PV design onto a photograph of the proposed roof to help customers visualise the aesthetics of the install.  

SunLink is available as a free download on the iTunes App Store for demonstration purposes.