07 Mar 2011 10:03:23
Solar mapping assesses panel potential
07/03/2011: Cambridge – London-based solar PV engineering procurement and construction contractor M3 Solutions has recently benefited from The GeoInformation Group's solar energy mapping solution to save time and effort in solar irradiance surveys.
Delivered either as a detailed property report or database, the solar energy map identifies and measures building roof potential for solar panel installation. M3 Solutions purchased this solution as part of a bespoke proposal to assure their client of the "real" potential yields of a solar PV system instead of offering generic SAP figures.
M3 Solutions' commercial director comments, "The solar reports enabled us to present a more accurate return on investment for our client from the initial feasibility and budget proposals. We expected to save time and effort in basic solar irradiance surveys for multiple sites and also save time with more advanced surveys for individual sites due to the site profiling".
The solar reports and database, available as standard or advanced depending on the level of property detail required, utilise some of the very latest techniques in solar energy mapping. They take into consideration essential information to include the roof’s predominant slope and aspect, its building elevation and local obstructions along with an aerial photo, solar radiation map and solar statistics.
M3 adds, "The cost of surveying hundreds of individual sites can be high, however this solar mapping tool enables us to quickly assess sites accurately as a desktop exercise at a fraction of the cost. The technology used and aerial view provided conveys a professional report tailored to a client's specific location that enables us to stand out from other quotations and proposals".
A free example report and solar energy mapping report comparison chart are available on request from us. Please contact us.
Headquartered in Cambridge, The GeoInformation Group is one of the UK's leading providers of geographic information products and specialist consultancy services, with a focus on delivering high quality innovative products backed by good service.
We provide high resolution, orthorectified aerial imagery and geospatial information products under the Cities Revealed banner as well as UKMap, a modern, highly detailed, feature rich mapping database of London.
Our products have been chosen by blue chip companies such as Vodafone, Google, T-Mobile, Autodesk, Thames Water, BAA, and Government organisations including MOD, Metropolitan Police, Communities and Local Government, and Ordnance Survey, along with 325 local authorities.