Calculate Solar Radiation is a configuration of ArcGIS Pro that can be used by local government staff to calculate solar radiation maps for the wider community.

Solar radiation maps form the basis for assessing if buildings have potential for solar panel installation. Visualize solar radiation on the ground as well as on the roofs of buildings in a 3D scene and evaluate total solar radiation per selected roof area.


To deploy Calculate Solar Radiation with the ArcGIS Solutions Deployment Tool requires specific software.

Requirement Description
Solution deployment and scene authoring
  • ArcGIS Pro 2.5 - 2.6 (Standard or Advanced), and
  • ArcGIS Spatial Analyst extension, and
  • ArcGIS 3D Analyst extension
Solution hosting
  • ArcGIS Online, or
  • ArcGIS Enterprise 10.5 - 10.8.1 (Standard or Advanced) with managed data store

What you get

When you download Calculate Solar Radiation, you'll find the following files:

Item Description
CalculateSolarRadiation.ppkx An ArcGIS Pro project package used to calculate solar radiation maps and publish the radiation results to a Local Government 3D Basemaps.

What's new

Below are the release dates and notes for Calculate Solar Radiation.

Date Description
June 2019
  • Resolved an issue in Calculate Solar Radiation that occurred when an input feature was a shapefile (.shp).
April 2018
  • Calculate Solar Radiation can now be deployed in your ArcGIS organization with the ArcGIS Solutions Deployment Tool.
January 2017
  • First release of Calculate Solar Radiation

Get started with Calculate Solar Radiation

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