Augsburg / La Réunion, May 17, 2017. French solar forecasting pioneer Reuniwatt and German leading provider of technical consulting and monitoring
solutions for PV systems meteocontrol GmbH have decided to intensify their business relationship. The partnership concerns real-time estimations and intraday forecasts for different sites in
The need for satellite data in China and Japan
Since 2014, meteocontrol has been getting a growing demand from Asian market players who are looking for monitoring and yield assessment solutions. Moreover, the Asian market is currently the largest global expanding market in the solar industry.
meteocontrol has asked Reuniwatt to provide them with real-time estimations (also called “nowcasts”) and intraday forecasts for their Asian portfolio. Indeed, Reuniwatt has a known expertise in satellite data treatment, necessary to obtain such services. The French company has access to real-time raw satellite data issuing from five geostationary satellites covering all continents: Himawari-8 for Asia-Pacific, Meteosat-10 for Europe and Africa, Meteosat-8 for the Indian Ocean and the Middle East, GOES-East for North and South America, GOES-West for the Pacific islands.
Satellite data are available in near-real time: every 10 minutes for Himawari-8 and every 15 minutes for the other satellites. Reuniwatt’s operational method for providing nowcasts and intra-day solar forecasts 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” said Reuniwatt CEO and Founder Nicolas Schmutz.
“We are happy to provide our Asian customers with the high quality forecasts from Reuniwatt to ensure grid integration of PV power in this important market” said Robert Pfatischer, Managing Director of meteocontrol.
Both companies will be exhibiting at Intersolar, the world’s leading show for the solar industry. The fair will take place in Munich from May 31-June 2 2017 for the 25th year.
Meet meteocontrol on booth B2.230 and Reuniwatt on booth B2.280 in the ees section.
meteocontrol, EU headquarter based in Augsburg, Germany and APMEA headquarter based in Shanghai (China), with offices and branches in Lyon (France), Madrid (Spain), Milan (Italy) and Chicago (U.S.A.) offers energy and weather data management, yield reports, quality audits and technical due diligence as well as monitoring of PV systems of all sizes. meteocontrol has more than 40 years of expertise in renewable energy systems and has so far been involved in projects with a total investment volume of more than 13 billion Euros. In addition, meteocontrol is the market leader for professional remote monitoring of PV systems. meteocontrol monitors around 41,000 PV systems around the globe with a total power of over 11 GWp. meteocontrol is a member of SFCE Shunfeng International Clean Energy Limited.
Further information: www.meteocontrol.com
meteocontrol Contact Details:
Spicherer Str. 48, 86157 Augsburg
Tel.: +49 821 34666-0
Fax: +49 821 34666-11
Managing Directors Martin Schneider and Robert Pfatischer
Contact for Marketing and Communication:
+49 821 34666-40
Reuniwatt Contact Details:
14, rue de la Guadeloupe, 97490 Reunion Island – France
Phone: +33 - 977 - 216 – 150
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