Solar power Prospector
Comprehensive Ecological Website Review Provides Bankable Data for PV Developers
Draker Laboratories ( the’s leading supplier of high end turnkey solar photovoltaic (PV) tracking, today introduced its revolutionary Solar Prospector website assessment system. Solar power Prospector is a thorough, turnkey option for PV developers who require bankable power forecasts to secure task funding. Solar power Prospector enables stakeholders to better understand task risks and uncertainties through enhanced solar resource assessment at prospective PV task internet sites. First previewed at InterSolar 2011, Draker will display Solar Prospector at the future Solar Power Overseas program in Dallas, TX, October 17 – 20, 2011 (booth #100).
Solar Prospector features advanced meteorological instrumentation and a standalone data purchase system for capturing and recording site-specific environmental circumstances including horizontal and tilted-plane irradiance, wind-speed and ambient temperature. Solar power Prospector is created upon a rugged stainless-steel tripod that houses Draker’s state-of-the art information purchase system, weather condition instrumentation and standalone power-supply. Gathered information is sent wirelessly to Draker’s remote hosts and it is accessed via an intuitive web program. Solar Prospector comes with a backup power supply and redundant, on-site information storage to avoid information loss.
With Solar Prospector developers can gather and analyze actual environmental data from a potential web site, assisting to lower task risk by bringing down the uncertainty of solar power resource forecasts centered on satellite data alone. Consumers also provide access to Draker’s considerable element library, which they can use to evaluate multiple task configurations and optimize power forecasts.
To gather enough web site data, Solar Prospector is usually implemented for a time period of 12 months or more at a possible solar power task website. At the end of the evaluation duration, Draker correlates the high-resolution surface data to lasting satellite information and research section data to create a site-specific energy evaluation and anxiety analysis. This investment-grade report reduces solar power resource anxiety and increases self-confidence in energy projections, leading to cheaper of capital and greater ROI for developers.
Commenting on organization’s latest innovation, Draker CEO Charles ‘Chach’ Curtis stated, “Solar Prospector delivers just what the’s leading developers increasingly have already been requesting from Draker. By decreasing task risk through more accurate resource assessment, Solar Prospector will decrease developers’ price of money on brand-new solar power plants. This will enhance project economic returns and stimulate even more clean energy development. It’s a win-win.”
The Solar Prospector website assessment system may be either rented during the solar power prospecting period or bought from Draker. As with all Draker services and products, clients can access item assistance for Solar Prospector from Draker professionals online and by phone, whether the system is leased or bought.