Putting data at the heart of the solar industry
Organisations which make their digital products and services available on the re.alto marketplace via APIs span a range of energy sectors. From RES and utilities to market intelligence providers, one common thread that connects them is their innovative use of data.
In this week’s edition of our ‘On the Marketplace’ feature series, we’re exploring the API offering of re.alto providers Sheffield Solar and 3E and highlighting the digital solutions they deliver to familiar solar industry challenges.
As we know, the solar industry is growing, seen as a promising path towards a global low carbon future. But the boom experienced in recent years has introduced new challenges around complex grid integration, environmental impact of large-scale plants and increasingly expensive O&M, including unplanned OPEX costs as large-scale systems begin to age. Such challenges only serve to underline the importance of PV data. From enabling predictive maintenance to delivering more accurate forecasting for supply/demand and long-term plant yield, the use cases for exchanging reliable real-time solar data are significant.