Evaluating a building site for solar?
We are considering purchasing some land, contingent on whether the site will get enough sun for a passive solar home and a vegetable garden. It's surrounded by woods, so the question is can we clear enough to make it work, or will we be in the shadow of trees outside our land's boundaries? I know there are various tools to assist with calculating sun shadows, but we want a professional to evaluate the site and give us an opinion. Any recommendations on how we find such a person? We are in southern Massachusetts. Any guidance will be much appreciated.