A solar pathfinder is a necessity when picking sites for optimal solar gains. The dome on the tripod enables the operator to record solar obstructions that reveal where to best site may be for their home, PV installation, or solar thermal panel installation. In this case, our team found that the prospective passive solar home will find winter sun solar-gains from mid-morning and on. Being that the hilly terrain had created apprehension as to the viability of adequate solar heat gains, everyone was pleased with these results. Proper glazing selection and placement will provide substantial energy savings for the future occupants of this LEED-certified home to be.