Freelance Solar Panel Drawing Services

Hire vetted CAD drafters, CAD designers, and freelance engineers for your solar panel plans

Solar panel drafting services for commercial and residential plans

Clean energy is the way of the future, and if you want to take your home or business into the future, you need solar panels. If you live in an area that receives plenty of direct sunlight and you don't have solar panels, then you are letting the clean and plentiful energy go to waste every day. Thanks to advances in technology and government initiatives, it’s never been more affordable to utilize the power of the sun.

If you’re looking to install solar panels, then one of the first things you need to do is develop solar panel plans. To do that step, you’ll need the help of someone who understands solar panels and has experience with computer-assisted drafting software. At Cad Crowd, we can connect you with experienced and vetted professionals who will give you the plans you need to move forward with your solar plans. We respect the value of your money and your confidentiality.

In many cases, solar panel drawings aren’t a luxury, they’re a necessity. If you’re looking to apply for a permit to install solar panels on your building, you may be legally required to provide drawings. Don’t let your plans get derailed, prepare appropriately with carefully crafted solar panel plans.

What to look for

Installing solar panels is an involved and complicated process. As such, you will need more than one drawing to plan out your solar panel array properly. Site, attachment, and wiring plans may all be required. Let's take a look at some of the essential and useful individual services related to solar drawings.

  • Site plan

A site plan is a big picture drawing that shows how the solar panels will fit into their new environment. This drawing will help you decide how many panels you need to purchase and figure out how to install them physically. 

To get the most out of your solar panels, you need to organize them carefully. It’s essential to arrange the panels so that they receive as much sun as possible without creating an obstruction. You don’t want to place so many panels that you can’t safely navigate the roof to perform maintenance when necessary.

  • Attachment plan

When making additions to a pre-existing structure, it’s essential to make sure that the changes will not impact the structural integrity of the building. This concern is the reason why it’s worth creating an attachment plan that will show precisely how the new panels will be attached to the building where they are located.

  • Wiring schematics

While the panels themselves are the most visible part of a solar power system, they aren’t worth anything unless you wire them into broader infrastructure. Drawings are needed to outline how the panels will be wired together to ensure that the whole system fits together safely and works as intended. Wiring is an area where expertise is essential. Having someone with electrical engineering experience draw up a single-line diagram is a great way to plan the power structure you need in advance.

  • PV simulations

While any experienced CAD designer can draw panels on top of a building, it takes someone with the in-depth technical knowledge necessary to run the numbers and ensure that their layout generates as much energy as possible. After running the numbers, you will know how much power you can expect your new panels to produce so you can ensure that you’re making a wise investment.

  • Custom branding

Complete your drawing with your name, address, and logo. These little touches put your stamp on the product to make it clear to everyone that it was developed particularly for you. It’s a small detail that can make a big difference. Any client-oriented freelancer should be willing to print basic branding information on the plan.

Preparing for the drawing

To get your solar layout planned correctly, you need professional help, but that doesn’t mean that you need to be completely hands-off. The fact is that an expert will need to know everything they can about the facts on the ground to create the best drawing possible. You can wait to hire a professional and then gather the material they need, or you can plan things out properly.

Provide information about the area where you want to install the panels. Will the panels be placed on the ground or the roof? If it’s on the roof, what material was used to make the roof? These are just a few of the questions you should be able to answer with the person who will create your solar panel drawings.

If you are planning on mounting your solar panels on the roof, one of the best things you can provide is a blueprint of your building. It would be best if you could provide a digital layout of your building. CAD files are ideal, but PDF files can also be useful. If you don’t have access to digital data, then a physical copy of the blueprints can be used. While tools like Google Earth can be used to get the dimensions of your building, it’s much better to have the precision that you can only get from professionally crafted diagrams produced by the people who designed your building.

Finally, it's also worth providing any information about the electrical plans where the panels will be placed. The people drawing the plans should know whether or not they have to plan the electrical set-up from the ground up or fit the new panels into an existing electrical infrastructure.

The value of solar expertise

When looking to hire a freelancer to create the plans for your solar project, it’s important to find someone who has experience. There are many designers with CAD experience who can create a drawing that looks impressive, but there’s a difference between a pretty drawing and an actionable plan. If your plan isn’t created using a comprehensive understanding of what a solar panel array needs to function properly, you won’t end up getting the drawing you require and deserve.

Solar technology is quite complex and distinctive. Even if you misalign your solar array only slightly, you could end up losing out on a great deal of energy over the weeks, months, and years that your panels spend under the sun.

Look for a freelancer who can run PV simulations to determine how much energy you can expect to generate using different arrangements. Software programs such as PVSyst and System Advisor Model can estimate how efficient different solar setups will be with an incredibly high degree of accuracy. 

These programs are incredibly powerful, but also very complex. These tools aren’t expertise that a CAD designer with no solar expertise can learn quickly. Please don’t pay for designers who need to learn about solar technology on the clock, hire someone who already knows their way around solar technology.

You deserve to take full advantage of the solar power available to you. Hire experienced and vetted experts who can help you design the best solar setup for your needs.

The necessity of teamwork

It’s important to remember that this process is just one step in a larger project. The drawing created in this phase must be physically assembled further down the line. This fact is why it’s essential to hire a freelancer who has the vision, flexibility, and ability to work as part of a team.

Whether you’re looking to apply for a permit, earn a grant, or plan out the solar project you need drawings for that fit your specific needs. Different situations have different requirements, and you need to work with a freelancer who is willing to work with you to provide you with precisely what is required.

You need someone who understands design and engineering, but you should also hire someone who can take instructions and work within a team. That’s why we try to offer you a selection of freelancers from which to choose, so you can select the professional with whom you can work with until the job is complete.

Cad Crowd can help you get your solar panel drawings done right

The first step towards setting up the best solar panel setup possible is drawing a solid plan. This drawing will help you determine whether or not your plan is practical. You can make relatively quick and affordable changes to a drawing. Every dollar you invest in planning will pay off as you move forward. That’s why you need to find the perfect freelancer for the job, which is where Cad Crowd can help you.

At Cad Crowd, you can find the freelancer you need to draw up the perfect solar panel plans for your needs. Our freelancers have been vetted thoroughly and work completely confidentially. Your entire solar project will rest on the foundation laid out by your plans. Make sure experienced and dependable professionals have developed your plans.

We can provide you with designs for a single project or connect you with designers who can work with you for as long as you need. At Cad Crowd, we do all that we can to ensure that you are satisfied with the services our freelancers provide. Don’t settle for any designer, entrust your project to a true solar expert.

Brands we've worked with

Yale University School of Medicine
Tiffany & Co.
CNOOC Limited
The Boston Consulting Group

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