Green Power Labs provides decision support for grid development planning to connect the untapped and in-development solar energy potential with the existing and emerging electricity consumption hubs.
Smart energy choices must flow from smart business planning. To better plan solar power generation deployment within the constraints of an electricity grid an accurate calculation of the available solar resources is required.
We maintain and update every half hour a global data set of horizontal, diffuse and direct normal irradiance. Developed using in-house, proprietary satellite data processing technologies, our datasets have supported successful development of solar projects in Canada, United States, Australia and Middle East. Developed in interactive GIS format, our comprehensive decision support systems incorporate all relevant data layers such as topography and shading, electricity grid proximity, roads and waterways, soil type, environmental issues such as migratory paths or protected areas. This allows for easy comparison of potential sites and gives the right detail needed for sound business planning.
Accurate assessment of the solar generation potential within a utility service territory is critically important for electricity grid planning and extension. Green Power Labs knowledge of solar technologies merged with the unparalleled precision of its solar resource maps enables an advanced decision support for utility-scale solar power generation planning. Green Power Labs GIS-based decision support systems consider the footprint and efficiency of solar power plants, load distribution and electricity consumption hubs, electricity grid constraints, economic factors relevant to solar generation deployment as well as potential use of energy storage technologies. As a result, we help define an optimal path for significant incremental solar energy generation development and recommend on best solar generation asset configurations.
Utilities integrated resource planning requires definition of possible generation asset development scenarios including all feasible solar generation options. Green Power Labs’ decision support systems rate potential solar generation assets based on their expected performance and support their planning and integration in the generation mix.