Are there any methods to measure solar radiation on vertical building facades using Esri's Solar Analyst?

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Not to my knowledge. There are methods to derive irradiation of facades using raster 2.5D data but they are not out there yet. We plan to release such a tool as a QGIS plugin soon. You can keep a lookout for SEBE, Solar Energy on Building Envelopes.

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