The utility-scale PV market is poised for exponential growth and yet the industry still has many fundamental opportunities to improve on standards and best practice. Tracker shade loss has been one of those topics that deserve more attention, but has been typically handled by derate factors rather than trying to accurately forecast the loss over the life of the system. This has led to a majority of projects in the industry that have been shown to underperform against plant yield expectations and yet the low hanging fruit for more accurate financial modeling of plants is not being explored.
The industry needs to take a closer look at shade modeling as project portfolios are primed to grow in project numbers and investors and owners need scalable ways to reduce risk and rely on the forecasted return on investment.
Join Nextracker’s subject matter experts, Aron Dobos and Neelesh Umachandran, and Rounak Kharait, director of solar energy assessments at DNV, for a webinar about why shade modelling matters and giving recommendations on what the solar industry should do about it.