Norwegian company Enernite was awarded the Solar Start-Up Award 2023 for their next-generation online geospatial platform at the SolarPower Summit 2023 hosted by SolarPower Europe in Brussels last week.
Though equipment performance is undoubtedly the crucial factor for a solar power plant's success, the land on which the project is built can have much influence on how the equipment functions and how well the project operates, which often does not get sufficient recognization.
"The solar industry has a tradition of talented innovators who advance the technology in creative and inventive ways. This year's Solar Start-Up Award winner is no different, with Enernite's online tools changing the way developers plan solar farms," commented Walburga Hemetsberger, CEO of SolarPower Europe.
The cloud-based platform leverages Enernite's extensive data catalog to help project developers identify potential roadblocks that may impact the success of a project and the potential risks associated. With high-quality location data, easy-to-use spatial analysis tools, real-time collaboration and advanced reports and documentation building functionality, developers and stakeholders can make more informed decisions, finding the best land and planning the best design for their projects.
At the Summit, Fredrik Moger, CEO and Co-Founder of Enernite, outlined how the platform is designed to manage the risks of developing projects, including environmental analysis, assessing site suitability, and comparing qualified projects, using map data, on-the-ground reports and imagery.
"We're humbled to receive the Solar Start-Up Award at this year's SolarPower Summit. Competing with the top European start-ups, and discussions with policymakers and industry leaders, inspires us. We're motivated to keep pushing to build a company that transforms the energy industry," said Moger.
"Against talented competition, we are delighted to recognise Enernite's contribution to taking the sector forward and showcasing the endless potential of solar," added Hemetsberger.