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Supporting decade of growth in the solar sector

At Solargis, we have supported a decade of growth in the solar sector – and continue to support it through its transition into a new phase of post-subsidy development and operation. Reducing risk in this changing landscape requires a focus on efficiency. Solar asset owners are looking to get the most out of their projects, supported by the latest developments in solar and meteorological data. Read article

What to expect from your solar data provider: Reliability

Solargis’ Technical Director, Tomas Cebecauer, and Managing Director, Marcel Suri speak about the core ingredients for a reliable database, Solargis’ ongoing efforts to enhance and validate its data services, and how users of Solargis’ data can most effectively undertake their own validation using on-site measurements. Read article

Solargis supporting Helioscope

HelioScope is an online app for design and engineering of rooftop solar photovoltaic (PV) systems. While this tool originated in North America, it is increasingly used internationally across many regions. Read article

Further European solar records to follow in 2020

High April solar resource levels in the UK and Germany drive new production records, while new capacity helps Spain hit record production despite below average resource in March Read article

Letter from Marcel Suri

Amid the global disruption caused by the Covid-19 pandemic – and the wide-ranging impacts it has had throughout the solar supply chain, from manufacturing, to project development, to operations and maintenance (O&M) – one thing has become clear: Solar power is essential. Read article

3-year North American irradiance shortfall underscores need for accurate solar data

Below average solar irradiation between 2017-19 has a prolonged impact on solar project performance and returns - up to 10% in some regions Read article

Surface Albedo – most frequent questions

Due to the impact that surface albedo has in PV yield calculations (mostly when we talk about bifacial modules), we have noticed an increasing interest in knowing more about this parameter. These are the most typical questions we are receiving (with their corresponding answers): Read article

Global Solar Atlas – updated data and new features available!

We are proud to announce the release of Global Solar Atlas version 2.0. The new online app comes with updated data and new features that Solargis has developed for The World Bank. Read article

New Solargis Prospect app: making pre-feasibility easier and more reliable

One of first steps in the development of solar energy projects is a pre-feasibility study. A key requirement is to make decisions on basis of reliable data, with limited time and resources. Read article

Solar resource data – time series data vs monthly averages

Bad data in equals bad data out. This well-known phrase is very relevant in a context of technical design and energy simulation of photovoltaic (PV) power plants. Most solar companies understand this and are carefully evaluating uncertainty of solar resource data used for feasibility purposes ... Read article

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