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Ebooks & Reports

A broad range of expert insights, industry trends, forecasts and hands-on knowledge on solar, wind and hydro energies.

State of Green 2021: China

Download our State of Green 2021 in China ebook for an in-depth status analysis of the renewables and photovoltaic energy sources.

Energy yield report: Budapest PV plant case study

Get the methodology used to compute the energy yield of the Airport photovoltaic plant case study and their results. The energy yield results were computed considering all the losses incurred up to and including the substation level. This report is part of the deliverables RatedPower’s pvDesign does for you.

Solar software buyer's guide

Adding another tool to your solar engineering and design stack? Here's how to pick the ideal solar software to expedite time-to-layout and slash LCOE.

Webinars

Join us in our in-depth live or on demand webinars on the latest hot topics in the renewable industry.

Quarterly product updates

Quarterly product updates

Join us on this online quarterly session where we’ll dive deep into the new product features launched over the last three months. These product updates sessions will last for 45-ish minutes.

30 Mar, 22 • 12AMFélix PérezMario Bennekers
PV energy yield modelling: Is it time to move forward?

PV energy yield modelling: Is it time to move forward?

How solar designers and engineers have estimated energy production on utility-scale projects? What are the common obstacles solar players have traditionally encountered? How does the future looks like?

2 Feb, 22 • 12AMGregory RosenCarla Coghen

Success stories

Get real-life inspiration from people like you. Discover how folks at development, EPC, engineering firms, and funds are streamlining PV plants processes.

Success Story
Iberdrola is a Spanish multinational electric utility company based in Spain that has headquarters around the globe. We spoke to the Australian team, who has been using pvDesign for more than two years to design and engineer PV plants. Keep reading to learn how their development engineering team has been able to optimize time and resources and how our software has boosted their creativity.
Thomas Gerstch
Success Story
ABEI Energy is an Independent Power Producer based in Spain that has been using pvDesign for more than three years to design and engineer PV plants. Keep reading to learn how their development engineering team has been able to optimize time and resources and how this has led ABEI Energy to skyrocket their efficiency.
Antonio Verdugo
Success story
Find how development engineering teams at utility company Celsia doubled down their PV project development bandwidth through software. His developer engineering team is using RatedPower’s pvDesign software to design and engineer PV plants. Freeing solar engineering hours from tedious design revisions and endless back-and-forth between colleagues have been liberating.
Lennin Piñeiro

Methodologies

If you're evaluating if RatedPower's pvDesign is the right tool for your engineering and design team, this serie of thorough documents will provide you with a solid technical knowledge for your assessment.

Energy yield estimates

This document describes the methodology we followed to calculate the annual energy yield of a solar PV plant in RatedPower's pvDesign.

9 Nov, 21 • 11PM

Bill of quantities calculation

Learn how pvDesign calculates the parameters found in the bill of quantities (BoQ) document. This guide gives you a comprehensive thorough calculation methodology for the BoQ.

9 Nov, 21 • 11PM

Electrical equipment and power cables

This document covers the criteria of each of the electrical cabling standards and sizing features available in the software.

9 Nov, 21 • 11PM

Topography analysis

Get a comprehensive thorough calculation methodology on the pvDesign's topography module. Focusing on the criteria we use to design the algorithm and explain you what decisions we made and why.

9 Nov, 21 • 11PM

Photovoltaic design

This document describes the methodology we followed to design and engineering a PV plant using RatedPower's pvDesign.

9 Nov, 21 • 11PM

Substation design and engineering

This methodology describes the basic process to design a step-up substation connected to a PV plant. It also covers the main steps to find the electrical features of a substation.

9 Nov, 21 • 11PM

Power factor resolution algorithm

This document describes the methodology we followed to compute the power factor at the inverter output used by RatedPower's pvDesign.

10 Nov, 21 • 11PM

Podcast

Ogami Station is a podcast to bring renewable energy closer to everyone, to disseminate knowledge, and give insights into how to grow their personal and professional skills and businesses in the matter. 

A podcast on renewable energies

Ogami is the first lighthouse powered with photovoltaic energy. Ogami Station is brought to you by RatedPower where we bring closer renewable energy.

Gabriel Cañadas

Félix Perez: Renewable energy essentials

How do we convert water or sun light into energy to charge your phone? Félix Perez, PV engineer answers this and more questions about the essentials of renewable energy.

Laura Rodríguez

Carla Coghen: Project finance and profitability of renewable energy

How do you assess the profitability of a PV plant? What factors impact on pricing? What does it mean LCOE and why everybody is talking about it? Carla Coghen is our guest in Ogami Station to solve all of these questions.

Gabriel Cañadas

Patricio Peral: Why is everybody talking about batteries?

The development and cheapening of batteries allows to solve the great drawback of renewables: manageability. Patricio Peral stops by the third episode of Ogami Station to tell us all about storage.

Laura Rodríguez

Raquel Igualá: El rol del hidrógeno verde en la transición energética

En este episodio os presentamos a uno de los factores clave en la transición energética. ¿Qué es el hidrógeno verde? ¿Cuáles son las diferencias entre el verde, el gris o el azul? ¿Cómo se extrae y qué usos industriales, comerciales y residenciales tiene? Raquel Igualá, física de formación y Desarrolladora de Negocio en Energyear, visita al equipo de Ogami Station para dar respuesta a estas preguntas.

Laura Rodríguez

Marta Palencia-Lefler: Mária Telkes and women in STEM

Who was Mária Telkes? What were her contributions to the world of solar energy? What can we do to give the recognition they deserve to all the women who have been silenced in history? Marta Palencia-Lefler, a journalist with a passion for communication, answers these and more questions about Mária Telkes and women in science.

Laura Rodríguez

Manuel Sánchez: O&M of solar fields

What is the acronym O&M? To what extent will robots and technology be able to replace PV plant maintenance staff? Does it make sense to contract plant operation and maintenance packages from day 1 of commissioning?


In this episode of Ogami Station, the RatedPower podcast, Laura Rodríguez and Gabi Cañadas interview Manuel Sánchez-Merenciano, commercial director of PV at Ingeteam Service, one of the biggest players in the O&M industry for the renewable energy sector.

Gabriel Cañadas

Natalia Opie & Bernardino Martín: How does the electric market work?

¿Por qué ha subido el precio de la luz? ¿Cómo se fija el precio de la electricidad?  ¿Es justo que el precio final de la energía lo marque el último generador en entrar al mercado? Respondemos las preguntas más frecuentes de la industria energética en menos de media hora.


En este episodio de Ogami Station, el podcast de RatedPower, Laura Rodríguez y Gabi Cañadas entrevistan a Natalia Opie y Bernardino Martín, ingenieros especializados en PV en IRatedPower.

Laura Rodríguez

Capitán Renovable: Can we be 100% renewable?

¿Es lo mismo ser renovable y ser sostenible? ¿Podemos ser renovables y no sostenibles? ¿Es viable conseguir el objetivo de cero emisiones para 2050 con la tecnología actual? El Capitán Renovable nos responde a estas y más preguntas en media hora.

Gabriel Cañadas

Events

Join our stellar team at in-person and digital events across the world. Drop by to chat about the future of solar energy and the transition to low-carbon energy systems.

In-person event

Intersolar Europe Conference

Learn everything about the development of the PV market in Europe, technologies and financing in the sector, with a focus on Agri-PV and Floating PV. See you there!

10 May, 22 • 7AM
In-person event

Solar Energy Future MENA (SEFM)

The event aims to contribute to the region's energy transition, with the focus on solar plants development in MENA region. Visit us at booth S5!

29 Mar, 22 • 8AM

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