12 Mar 2024 .

Solar energy yield assessments methods validation

Solar farm in Nevada

In the last few years, asset owners, asset managers, independent engineers and academics have reported underperformance across their solar asset portfolios as compared with pre-construction P50 energy production estimates. A number of causes of bias in P50 estimates have recently been identified that had not been historically captured, notably sub-hourly clipping losses, terrain shading losses and wind-stow losses. Natural Power has completed an audit of its current generation modeling methods that include advance modeling techniques and validated them against actual project performance. See the full white paper here.