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Climate Change: Perspectives for the European PV Sector

In his Climate Speech on 23 Jan 2020, UN Climate Change Deputy Executive Secretary Ovais Sarmad called 2020 "a critical year for addressing climate change." In Europe, where tenders and PPAs are expected to push the market for largescale installations in the coming years, self-consumption is an important aspect, and the consumers are ready for the transition to renewables, too: 70% of Europeans surveyed intend

Renewables in France: Reunion Island is taking a lead

On 17 August 2015, the french government adopted the energy transition act for green growth. Almost five years later, Reunion Island is taking a lead with respect to their installed solar capacity and the country's energy transition. Stepping up the game When France set up its plan for energy transition, it aimed to cut the consumption of fossil fuels by 30% by 2030 and reduce

Reunion Island on the road to energy self-sufficiency by 2030

Reunion Island is facing the challenge of saying goodbye to imported fossil fuels and reaching energy self-sufficiency by 2030, a goal defined in the region’s Multiannual Energy Program (PPE). In 2019, the French Environment and Energy Management Agency ADEME has delivered the latest report on the island’s development and future scenarios, which will allow this plan to become reality. Renewables on the Rise In March

Observe the sky with our all-sky cameras

Our innovative and patented sky cameras were developed by Reuniwatt for the continuous tracking and forecasting of the cloud cover. What are they offering and how can they be useful for solar power plants and other applications?   Discover Sky InSight and Sky Cam Vision  The variability of clouds above a site is a challenge for power plant operations and meteorological purposes alike. Sky cameras

Solar Asset Management with SunSat™ Digital Twin

Reuniwatt’s SunSat Digital Twin offers PV performance monitoring through satellite-to-irradiance data, enabling better business, information and asset management in the digital world. It allows asset managers room for improving the asset value while ensuring optimal functioning of the solar fleet. Reliable satellite-to-irradiance-based health checks for Asset Managers Steady performance quality remains an issue in solar asset management and triggers the demand for reliable, high-quality operational

Forecasting at EU PVSEC 2019

Come and join us at the European PV Solar Energy Conference and Exhibition, 09 - 13 September 2019, at the Marseille Chanot Convention and Exhibition Centre. Reuniwatt will present the latest advances in forecasting at the 36th EU PVSEC Reuniwatt has been working on the improvement of irradiance & production forecasts since the foundation of the company in 2010. Using an all-sky imager helps absorb

Forecast integration into hybrid plant controls

Our colleague Olivier Liandrat recently presented our advances in short-term forecasting for microgrid applications at the Hybrid Power Systems Workshop 2019 in Crete, Greece. Integrating Renewables into Microgrids PV-Diesel hybrid plants have been established as one choice for the electrification of isolated and remote communities and off-grid plants for C&I applications. PV energy reduces the costs while diesel compensates the PV variability risk. In our

Forecasting Pioneers in Reunion Island

Policy-makers around the world recognize the value that investing in R&D can give back to society, and that the researchers and innovators of today will help shape our future. With such a mindset, one sees the diversity of the topological and climatic conditions, but also the limitations of an island as an opportunity for the development of new solutions. Reuniwatt is a pioneer in solar

How Renewables change the face of a tropical island

Thanks to the government’s strategy and financial incentives, the energy market on Reunion Island is changing rapidly towards a more sustainable future. Today, more than 60% of the island's homes have solar water heaters installed on their roofs. Since the early 2000’s, public policies have largely incentivized photovoltaic solar energy in Reunion Island, making it a test lab for renewables - on- and off-grid. Reunion

‘Understanding Clouds’ – World Meteorological Day

'Understanding Clouds' was the theme of World Meteorological Day 2017 (on 23/03) to highlight the enormous importance of clouds for weather climate and water. Clouds are central to weather observations and forecasts. Clouds are one of the key uncertainties in the study of climate change. Clouds play a critical role in the water cycle and shaping the global distribution of water resources. Have a look

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