Operators who own a solar portfolio or virtual power plants (VPPs) need to monitor their different installations.

Thanks to Reuniwatt, they can do so at a regional or country scale. With the development of distributed energy generation facilities, many plant owners  possess a multitude of small installations spread across a possibly large territory. Therefore, in order to ease the monitoring of one’s solar portfolio, Reuniwatt has developed weather tools for solar portfolio management.

Obtain reliable irradiance data

Obtain reliable irradiance data

When one possesses a large number of differently-sized installations, it may be complicated and/or too costly to install ground irradiance sensors everywhere. Moreover, data derived from satellite images have proven to be more accurate than ground measurements located beyond 25km from an actual installation. 

Get an independant verification

Get an independent verification

Solar data based on satellite images enable to independently certify performance ratio calculations calculated thanks to ground measurements. Indeed, satellite data are a token of independency as they originafe from independent service providers. Therefore, they may also be used to settle any argument relating to the quality of ground measurements.

Match load fluctuations

Match load fluctuations

Solar energy varies with the weather. Consequently, estimating solar irradiance in real time on an entire territory enables to match load fluctuations across several regions.
 

Products & Services

Solar portfolio management can require real time estimations of the solar irradiance over an ensemble of plants, aggregated or plant-specific forecasts of the power generation, or health-check of the solar assets. In that perspective, Reuniwatt has developed a range of satellite-based services, suitable for any solar portfolio across the world and without any additional hardware installation:

  • InstaCast™: ultra high resolution forecasts within the next minutes can be provided using InstaCast™, which makes the most out of images of the sky taken by ground imagers. Such a service is particularly useful for solar plant operations when coupled to a storage system, or hybrid PV-diesels installations. Read more
  • HourCast™: Reuniwatt has developed specific algorithms to analyse and treat satellite images so as to forecast cloud motions above a specific site or portfolio of installations. Moreover, this solution helps manage solar plant operations thanks to daily updates. Read more
  • DayCast™: Forecasting a plant’s production up to 7 days in advance enables optimised solar plant operations. Read more
  • SunSat™: Reuniwatt’s real-time estimation of irradiance data using geostationary satellite images for solar portfolio management, anywhere in the world. Read More

  • SunSat™ Digital Twin: This satellite-based highly accurate and cost-efficient supervision tool enables the performance monitoring of entire portfolios through yield calculation and malfunction identification. Read More

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