Solar Resource Assessment: Master solar success with accurate weather data

The foundation of solar power plant success

A thorough solar resource assessment is essential for the development and success of solar power plants. With it, you can effectively analyze your location's solar potential to ensure the project's financial viability with accurate energy production estimates.

Key factors like location, climate, topography, and shading are analyzed to make informed decisions on project design, financing, and operation.

Accurate solar irradiance and weather data are critical for selecting sites, sizing systems, and optimizing yields, benefiting investors, financial planners, and grid operators alike. The data is important in every phase of solar resource assessment: from preliminary site assessment to resource measurement, data collection and analysis, energy yield assessment, and documentation.

Continuous on-site monitoring of meteorological data ensures data integrity, even when the solar power plant is operational, and plays a key role in optimizing plant performance.

Best Practices Guide: Mastering the elements of effective solar resource assessment

Discover the most effective methods to get accurate solar irradiance data during the solar resource assessment to ensure a successful solar power plant.


Infographic: 3 keys to getting the best weather data from a solar resource assessment

From ground measurements to satellite data, get these tips for the best weather data.


Expert Q&A with EDF Renouvelables and RINA

Two solar energy industry experts talk about the keys to unlocking the full potential of solar energy projects and maximizing their financial profitability.


From sunlight to success: Mastering the elements of effective solar resource assessments

Watch this webinar to discover key success factors including fundamentals of solar resource assessments, current standards, data collection and analysis, and more.

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