Obtaining accurate information on site suitability for solar power plants is vital for investors and developers. Inaccurate data and evaluation results compromise the reliability of pre-feasibility, feasibility and yield studies, which in turn lowers the likelihood of a successful project.
TÜV SÜD helps you understand the functional requirements and constraints a site has to fulfil and assesses various site characteristics that impact the energy yield, project completion and lifetime of a solar power plant, providing a reliable basis for final site selection and other deicision-making.
Measurement of solar access
TÜV SÜD’s measurements are based on highly reliable modelling techniques using information on cloud cover, atmospheric water vapour, trace gasses and the amount of aerosols in the atmosphere.
Solar access and shadowing influence will also be evaluated.
Evaluation of influence from surroundings
Our experts examine the influence of the area surrounding the solar plant. This includes:
Access and entry to the construction site up to unloading, storage or construction
Industrial installations; electric transmission and distribution lines accessible or interconnecting to the grid
General topographic suitability.
Identification of pollution sources
Many factors affect the efficiency of cells in solar panels including climate, fog, rain, snow, altitude and industrial air pollution.
We evaluate the specific environment, surrounding ndustrial installations, infrastructure and other conditions that could require more frequent module cleaning.
Assessment of soil suitability
We determine the hydro-geological conditions for your solar power plant by assessing the risk of erosion and floods during storms and hazards.
Our assessment uses parameters such as morphology, soil conditions and land cover.
We perform geotechnical soil studies to find a suitable solution for the foundation of the module support construction.
Understand site requirements and conditions – to optimise the output and lifetime of your solar power plant.
Gain a reliable basis for further project planning – that can lead to successful installations as well as accurate yield, financial yield and bankability studies.
Strengthen your asset value – with a correct assessment of the project’s economic profitability and yield.
Enjoy global support – through TÜV SÜD’s strong presence and high level of knowledge in global solar markets, backed up by our experts in local areas.