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A telescope for observing the sun that protects the observer's eyes from the sun's glare.



an astronomical telescope adapted for visual observations of the surface of the sun. Dark filters, silvered objectives, and special helioscopic eyepieces are used to diminish the brightness of the solar disk, making it possible to decrease the amount of light striking the eye. At the present time helioscopes play a secondary role since research on the sun is done largely by photographic methods.

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The partnership includes special pricing for Envolta installer partners, as well as early access to new collaboration features in HelioScope.
As they extend their reach as Mexico's leading solar financier, we strive to ensure that our functionality on the HelioScope platform can provide what they need.
By linking Unirac's U-Builder to the HelioScope platform, our customers are now able to leverage the best of both programs.
For more information about the Helioscope and U-Builder integration, along with Unirac's full line of innovative PV mounting solutions, please visit us at Solar Power International, Booth 2900 (for Unirac) or Booth 7133 (for Folsom Labs), September 14-17, 2015 in Anaheim, CA.
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Chris Anderson, CTO of Borrego Solar summarized the value of an expanded offering from Folsom Labs: "We've already adopted HelioScope across the prospecting stage of our business, dramatically reducing our turnaround time," said Chris, "with this expanded offering, we will be able to adopt HelioScope throughout our end-to-end process, enabling us to leverage the labor savings even further.