Reuniwatt, a French firm specilising in solar forecasting, and meteocontrol GmbH will partner for real-time and intraday forecasts in Asia, the “largest global expanding market in the solar industry”.
Germany-based meteocontrol said today that under the partnership it will rely on Reuniwatt’s real-time estimations, or “nowcasts”, and intraday forecasts for the Asian portfolio. The French company’s method for providing the service is based on “the most performing” techniques to convert satellite images into solar irradiance maps.
“We are absolutely convinced that meteocontrol’s solutions are essential for all asset owners and we are very proud to accompany such a market leader on their Asian adventure,” Nicolas Schmutz, CEO and founder of Reuniwatt, said.
China, India and Japan together have over 53 GW of utility-scale solar power generation capacity, while the world has a bit more than 100 GW in total, a recent report by wiki-solar.org says. Systems smaller than 4 MW are not in that calculation.
China’s Shunfeng International Clean Energy (HKG:1165), or SFCE, in 2014 acquired meteocontrol. The latter offers monitoring solutions and support in planning, implementation and operation management.
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