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solar data accounting for topography

 
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Hi permies community,

I'm starting a project on a property with mountain foothills to the south and west and high mountains to the southwest in the sonoran desert. I would love to use some software to get calculate my solar arc and then also have the calculations account for shading from the surrounding topography and get all the other relevant solar exposure info, day length adjusted for topography, etc. Will I need to use multiple pieces of software to achieve this? Are there tie-ins for google earth? How would you go about getting this information? Any suggestions are appreciated and I will gladly accept corrections on the terminology I'm using here which I do not believe to be precise or accurate. Thank you.

 
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