Solargis Debuts Solar Data Quality Management Software Platform

Solargis is a software company that offers software services and solar data. It has launched a platform for visualizing, quality management, and analysis of solar data. Solargis Analyst is a software platform that empowers decision makers and solar engineers to increase the efficiency of complex resource analyses, identify and fix errors, and improve technical and financial decisions.

Solargis analyst is designed to allow you to take solar measurements at more than 1,000 locations worldwide. The pilot customer Iberdrola supported the early development of Solargis Analyst. Solargis Analyst provides a single user-friendly platform for effective management, visualization and analysis of solar resource and meteorological data – significantly reducing analysis time, simplifying complex data analysis procedures and facilitating teamwork.

The platform is able to help users address all of the most common quality challenges such as unreliable, incomplete, and inconsistently formatted data. Additionally, it meets industry demand for tools that are specifically based in solar physics and advanced information science.

Solar PV stakeholders can use this combination, along with the technical support and consultancy services offered by Solargis to increase their confidence when transacting using validated data and to improve the transparency and accuracy of performance assessments.

“As we aim to conduct best-practice solar measurement and data analysis campaigns for our growing global asset base, it’s imperative that we empower our solar resource analysis team, so that we can collectively have confidence in the quality of the data that underpins our strategic decision-making,” says Elena Rodríguez, a solar resource analyst at Iberdrola and a pilot user of Solargis Analyst. “Solargis has successfully delivered a software platform that helps us meet this objective and will no doubt contribute to improved data quality standards across the sector.”

As solar portfolios get larger and more complex, so does managing the quality and consistency of measured solar data streams during project design and operation. Unreliable solar resource data is a major problem for most solar projects.

Particularly, solar resource analysts have to constantly reconcile ground-based measurements and satellite-model-time series. Errors in solar measurements can affect the accuracy and profitability of performance estimates. Data quality issues can also impact long-term operational decisions-making. Incorrect inputs can hinder the development and management of solar portfolios. These concerns aside, it is estimated that 70% worldwide solar resource analysts still use spreadsheets or other non-specialist tools to manage their solar data.

“Solargis Analyst is a tool that has been developed by solar resource specialists for solar analysts and decision makers,” adds Marcel Suri, CEO of Solargis. “Our team grapples daily with the challenges faced in reconciling inconsistent ground-based measurements with satellite time-series, and we have aimed to distil 20+ years of our experience in the field into software that will dramatically increase the efficiency of solar data visualization, analysis and quality management.”