Planning to buy a new flat, independent villa or apartment. There are many points which you ought to figure out before deciding about the location and which floor to zero-in on. There are defined documentation in each state or the country. But there is one important issue which is pan global. The amount of sunlight your apartment will receive.
Your real estate agent may be guided by his own commercial interest so this issue may be figure well on the top of his agenda.But you who would have to spend lifetime in your dream home, you may not like to compromise or would like to be sure of the facts before you take any decision. SunCalc, an app from Vladimir Agafonkin, is one such beautiful application which tells you about the sun movement and sunlight phases at a particular location during any time of the day. So whether you are in India, United States, Australia or for that matter anywhere, with SunCalc, you would have an idea about how much sunlight you would receive in different months at your defined location.
The thin orange curve is the current sun trajectory, and the yellow area around is the variation of sun trajectories during the year. The closer a point is to the center, the higher is the sun above the horizon. The colors on the time slider above show sunlight coverage during the day.
Sunlight duration would help the planners in deciding about the location of Solar PV panels and whether it would be feasible to even go in for the Solar PV systems at these locations. Photographers may also find this Google Maps App quite useful in deciding about when to venture out for taking close to real life pics.
Consider Noida Sector 61, a location close to New Delhi, India. One of my friends was discussing about which location or the floor would be right for him considering the amount of sunlight in his proposed builder tower. India witnesses extreme temperatures in its northern part. Summer hits high of 45 Deg Centigrade while winters has minimum temperature dipping to 1 degree centigrade. But important consideration here is the much longer summer season duration compared to short duration winters. Summer season extends to 6-7 months while peak winter is there only for 2 months. Study of sun trajectory in summer and in winter would give my friend a good idea in choosing the right location and of course the right property in the given location. One may have to balance the high energy bills of summers if the apartment is oriented to receive maximum sunlight to that of wintery comforts of basking in the sunlight.