Solargis, a professional solar data and software services provider, has announced the launch of the first software platform—Solargis Analyst—explicitly designed for solar data visualization, quality management, and analysis.
This platform is developed in-house by the Solargis data analysis team. It aims to empower solar engineers and decision-makers to improve the efficiency of complex resource analysis, identify and fix errors in measurements, and ultimately improve their technical and financial decisions.
As solar energy portfolios grow in size and complexity, so does the challenge of managing the consistency and quality of measured solar data streams during project development and operation. The scale of this challenge is significant, as many solar projects worldwide in some way suffer from unreliable solar resource data.
Notably, solar resource analysts face a constant struggle to reconcile ground-based measurements with satellite-model time series. Errors in solar measurements affect the accuracy of performance estimates, ultimately impacting financial returns. Furthermore, data quality issues also affect long-term operational decision-making, where inaccurate inputs hamper the effective development and management of solar portfolios.
However, around 70% of solar resource analysts worldwide are still using spreadsheets or other non-specialist tools to manage their data. The market needs a quicker, more efficient, and solar-specific tool for visualizing and analyzing critical data streams.
Solargis Analyst represents a materialization of the knowledge and 20-year experience of the Solargis team, working with solar measurements for over 1,000 sites worldwide. It provides a single user-friendly platform for effective management, visualization and analysis of solar resources and meteorological data—significantly reducing analysis time, simplifying procedures and facilitating teamwork.
The platform enables users to tackle all the most common quality management challenges, including unreliable, incomplete and inconsistently formatted data, while meeting demand from the industry for tools specifically based on solar physics and advanced data science.
In combination with Solargis' technical support and consultancy services, this ultimately enables solar PV stakeholders to increase confidence in financial transactions using quality-approved and validated data and improve the accuracy and transparency of their performance assessments.