Resource Assessment for Solar Development
GroundWork performs solar resource assessments prior to construction to improve energy modelling. Over fifty gigawatts of solar plants have used GroundWork’s high-quality ground data to get projects built. Our revenue-grade measurement data is specifically designed to achieve our clients’ goals of reducing the uncertainty of the energy production forecast.
GroundWork datasets include global horizontal irradiance (GHI), PV soiling rates, albedo, diffuse horizontal irradiance (DHI), and other ancillary measurements.
The cornerstone of GroundWork solar resource datasets is our GroundWatch Data Quality Program. By combining rigorous onsite maintenance with meticulous daily quality control, our datasets are second to none.
With over 500+ deployments, we have the metrics to back it up. GroundWatch boasts:
- 99.6% System Uptime
- 98.1% Irradiance Availability
- 91.8% Weekly Maintenance Compliance
Our stellar percentages of system uptime, irradiance availability, and maintenance compliance ensure that our clients gets the highest return when it is needed most.
Our independent, qualified data packages are recognized as the gold standard by lender’s engineers including Black & Veatch, DNV/GL, Leidos, Luminate, RINA, Wood/Sgurr and UL. GroundWork is one of eight members of the World Bank Group Roster of solar measurement firms.
We have performed tens of thousands of field visits and are currently managing over 190 solar resource assessment campaigns. We excel in fleet management.
[GroundWork has] people with so much field experience. We couldn’t hire someone full time with that level of knowledge.
Our services include:
Our service offerings follow the entire renewable energy life cycle and cater to the following clients:
- Ground-based solar resource campaigns
- The GroundWatch® Data Quality Program
- Rapid response field work (service calls, relocations and decommissions)
- Program and fleet management (storage, upgrades, calibrations)
- Pre-construction design engineering for owners and EPCs
- System design and submittals