Solargis news

Unique collection of the continental solar resource poster maps

Recently, we have enlarged the collection of solar resource maps with the maps at continental scales, covering Africa, Asia, Australia and Oceania, Europe, Middle East, North America and South America. Read article

Solargis launches North American office to tackle growing resource risks in American solar

Solargis expands its presence in Toronto in response to demand from the North American solar industry as it scales up and faces new resource-related risks to profitability. Read article

Better understanding of albedo resource needed to justify investor trust in bifacial solar tech

Solargis report finds that estimates of production increase for bifacial compared to monofacial vary significantly between 4% and 17%. Albedo resource is a key factor influencing bifacial gains, yet remains little understood Read article

Solargis supports Vietnamese renewables integration with advanced forecasting for NLDC

Vietnamese grid operator, NLDC, contracts Solargis to provide forecasting data for over 7GW of solar and wind capacity as the market continues rapid growth. Read article

SERENDI-PV: Solargis joins large European R&D initiative to increase the penetration and integration of photovoltaics

European Commission selected a consortium of 19 expert companies from 8 countries to focus on technical innovation in photovoltaics. Solargis will contribute to advanced PV simulation tools, data analytics and quality control and we will also lead works on improved solar power forecasting. 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

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

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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