GeoModel Solar, a consulting firm and provider of solar resource data and photovoltaic simulation tools, has launched new solar software called iMaps and pvPlanner.
Using the software, project developers can quickly and easily identify sites with high insulation to maximize electricity production and economic profitability of solar energy projects, according to the company. Engineers, installers, financers, policymakers and wider community can access the software suite from a Web-based platform at solargis.info.
iMaps offer unlimited access to the relevant site-specific climate and geographic data required for prefeasibility studies, supported by the data reports and high-resolution interactive maps. Once a site is selected, photovoltaic electricity yield can be interactively estimated by pvPlanner, the company explains. pvPlanner simulates long-term electricity production of photovoltaic projects ranging from large open-space power plants to roof-top systems and rural electrification projects.