Based on the cutting-edge atmospheric simulation technology (AST) platform developed over the past decade at RESPR (www.respr.com), that has also given rise to the WindForces (www.WindForces.com) wind energy assessment products, SunCloudConfluence now offers solar energy assessment (aka solar resource assessment) and solar energy forecasting services to its global clients.
Solar rays are strongly obstructed by clouds, to the point of extremity where very little to no solar radiation reaches the surface, and such clouds come in many shapes, sizes, and internal characteristics. Critical understanding and representation of the confluence of the solar rays and clouds are vital and, as the name suggests, SunCloudConfluence excels in that understanding and representation of the confluence.
Currently, solar energy assessments are based on satellite derived solar radiation information, sometimes corrected with short period solar energy measurements made at a prospective site, including the direct and diffuse components. Occasionally cloud cover is also part of the short-term measurement campaign.
Our experience in developing the most scientifically sound WindForces wind energy assessment products, based on the AST that comprehensively treats the atmospheric processes, including cloud formation and dissipation processes, has shown that by ignoring the complex science of the atmosphere, solar energy project developers and financiers are forced to assume large and clearly avoidable risk.
SunCloudConfluence can produce site-specific, highly accurate global and/or direct and diffuse irradiance variables in an hourly format at the highest 1-km horizontal resolution. Since the AST platform produces these accurate variables within a short period of time, for example, 10, 20, 30+ years of solar energy information can be produced for all locations covering utility scale solar energy project sites, anywhere in the world, in a matter of months, solar project investment risk is significantly reduced by the SunCloudConfluence solar energy assessment products.
Additionally, SunCloudConfluence offers short-term (minutes to hours) to long-range (up to nine (9) months) of real time forecasting services to solar project operators for energy asset management and to fulfill grid operator agreements and for the purposes of spot market energy trading and for hedging price volatility in futures options.
Contact one of our knowledgeable product representatives today to review your project development or project operation or energy trading needs and how we can meet and exceed those needs.
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