Meteorological data, particularly solar irradiance, is a key element in ensuring the profitability of a solar power farm, from the development phase through to the operational phase. These data are derived both from ground measurements, collected using in-situ equipment, and from assessments based on satellite images. In both cases, biased data can lead to over- or underestimation of a plant’s performance in the operational phase, and can even lead to disputes between plant owners and operators.
Access to high-quality data is essential if higher value-added functions are to be carried out. In this webinar, we will look at software methods for improving data quality and see how they can be used to identify energy losses and detect problems in a power plant.
Etienne Buessler, Customer Success Manager at Power Factors, will explain how power plant operators can achieve their financial and operational goals by leveraging quality data within analysis and reporting tools. Power Factors’ software platform is one of the most comprehensive and widely used solutions on the market, with nearly 200 GW of wind, solar, hydro and energy storage assets managed worldwide.
Tifenn Le Cocq, Instrumentation Engineer at Reuniwatt, will provide her expertise on the existing hardware solutions and the points to watch out for when maintaining them in optimal conditions. Marion Lafuma, Business Development Manager at Reuniwatt, will discuss Reuniwatt’s satellite-to-irradiance services, which offer both an alternative and a complementary solution to pyranometers. Both will outline the benefits of using reliable weather data on a daily basis.
The webinar will be chaired by Nicolas Chouleur, Partner at Everoze. As an independent consultant, his role is to ensure the long-term viability of a project, and he has a thorough understanding of the elements needed to guarantee the profitability of a solar power plant. Weather data is one of the most crucial.