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Sentinel-2 satellite maps: because we value up-to-date information

Satellite maps are a basic tool for decision makers, planners and developers of photovoltaic (PV) power plants. They are essential for site-selection, land evaluation and understanding the local topography. They play an indispensable role, especially for the evaluation of sites in unknown territories and in peculiar climate zones. Read article

Japan demands a higher standard of resource data to sustain solar market growth

Reliance on publicly available solar datasets may hold back development and operation of profitable solar projects in Japan. Solargis sees growing demand for high-resolution, validated solar data from international and domestic developers. Read article

Seasonality and Socioeconomics: Assessing global PV potential for the World Bank

Global Photovoltaic Power Potential by Country is an innovative new study developed by Solargis for the World Bank. The study aims to assess the potential for solar PV in every country, capitalising on several new, market-first, metrics and techniques. Read article

Webinar: Self-shading analysis in PV simulation

Watch the PVPMC webinar organized by Sandia where Branislav Schnierer, PV Modeling Specialist from Solargis talked about the technical aspects of self-shading analysis. Read article

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

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