Vaisala provides solar stakeholders with powerful insights from 360° weather and environmental technologies.
Solar energy is becoming increasingly competitive and efficient. But for it to reach its potential and create significant societal change — a goal Vaisala has always championed — its leaders require the best insights delivered in the best ways.
Vaisala provides globally trusted measurement technologies and data services, empowering solar stakeholders wherever they are:
Insight and efficiency
Vaisala’s solar development solutions provide crucial insights without adding significant costs or complexity. From highly accurate present-weather sensing to historical solar resource data, we give developers what they need to ensure project success in difficult solar markets.
Deliver on a project’s potential
Construction and commissioning can be the most intense phases for solar projects. Vaisala provides a wide range of measurements and data services across key applications — ensuring that projects deliver on their potential and operators can succeed long-term.
Performance for the long-term
Operationsand life management are increasingly important phases in solar energy. Vaisala’s unrivaled weather technologies and forecasting data allows solar stakeholders to manage solar investments confidently — and keep assets and people protected.
We are innovators, scientists, and discoverers who are helping fundamentally change how the world is powered. Vaisala elevates wind and solar customers around the globe so they can meet the greatest energy challenges of our time.
Our weather and environmental monitoring solutions for renewable energy are guided by several key priorities:
Vaisala is the only company to offer 360° renewable energy solutions — from sensors and systems to digital services and actionable intelligence — nearly anywhere on the planet (and even on Mars). Every Vaisala solution benefits from our 85+ years of experience, pioneering deployments in 170+ countries, and unrivaled thought leadership.
Our innovation story, like the renewable energy story, continues.
Compact, all-in-one multi-parameter weather sensor that provides crucial weather insights important for safe construction and operations, as well as performance monitoring of PV plants per IEC 61724-1:2021.
AWS810 enables modern, high-quality surface weather observation networks anywhere in the world. AWS810 is a generational leap in the industry, providing future readiness, a secure and integrated network architecture, and performance monitoring for PV plants per IEC 61724-1:2021
Lightning data-as-a-service with unmatched detection efficiency and location accuracy for storm monitoring in even the most remote locations, anywhere in the world.
Long-term historic solar data for specific sites and regions, solar performance reconciliation, and accurate forecasts provide solar energy project owners and managers with the information they need to minimize risk and maximize output year over year.
From solar site selection to operational continuity, Vaisala’s lightning solutions are optimized to improve weather awareness and project success.
Detect more real-time lightning events than any other network with unrivaled location accuracy and detection efficiency that covers the entire continental U.S.
How Vaisala provides the best global data for safety and efficiency.
How Vaisala solar energy solutions are advancing renewable energy.
How Vaisala’s wind and solar solutions advance renewable energy.
Capturing the most value from investments in wind and solar energy projects with a thorough understanding of the location’s past weather patterns and trends.
Forecasts available as site-specific or regional, providing asset owners, project managers, energy traders, and schedulers superior information for decision-making.
Modern software for real-time storm awareness and improved safety.
Localized, real-time awareness of thunderstorm and lightning risks.
Vaisala makes its resource maps broadly available to illustrate the potential of renewable energy around the globe. The maps are regularly published for a wide variety of media, academic, governmental, and commercial purposes.
Outline of standard practices followed to ensure accurate solar assessment, along with Vaisala's methodology to continually update our global solar dataset.
Case study presenting results of an independent validation exercise using data from solar observation stations in the U.S.
In this white paper we present results of an independent validation exercise that used data from thirty eight (38) high quality solar observations stations in the U.S.A. which were provided to Vaisala by two of our project development clients. This white paper follows up on a previous white paper (Vaisala, Oct 2019) that used only 12 stations.
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