Virtual Weather

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AlsoEnergy is proud to introduce the industry’s most accurate virtual weather data stream,
including localized available irradiance data as well as 5-day predicted power forecasts. Solar
industry professionals now have access to the same breakthrough technology already being used
by industrial utilities, agriculture, and transportation industries. AlsoEnergy has developed these
new features in partnership with Global Weather Corporation (GWC), providers of the most
accurate weather forecasts in the commercial marketplace.

AlsoEnergy customers with current version software are seeing GWC weather feeds in their software interface featuring localized irradiance, ambient temperature, and module temperature (free service does not integrate virtual weather data into performance analysis software tools).

Users may also choose to add one or both optional SolarSight packages. SolarSight Log integrates virtual weather data with analytic suite software tools, giving you all the same functionality you would expect from an on-site weather station. SolarSight Forecast works with system benchmarks in your PowerTrack platform to generate 5-day predicted power forecasts with hourly granularity.

SolarSight Log

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Adding SolarSight Log provides access to historical localized weather data (in hourly granularity) along with integrating weather data into analytic tools in the application. This package offers users all the same functionality you would expect from an on-site weather station.

With full integration for both historical and real-time weather data, you will be able to see real-time production baseline calculations, and analyze historical performance in your system. Some users may find this to be an acceptable replacement for on-site weather stations.

SolarSight Log is available for AlsoEnergy customers with an annual subscription plan.

SolarSight Forecast

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Adding SolarSight Forecast provides users with 5-day predicted power forecasts (hourly granularity) customized to the specs of each system. Utility and distributed solar customers can use this feature to predict and manage energy output and to minimize energy costs.

Predicted Power Forecasts are calculated by combining localized virtual weather forecasts with AlsoEnergy production modeling features. Because this technology works with the performance models you have already established in our software, your predicted power forecasts will be customized to the unique specs of your array. Data sets feature hourly granularity, so distributed solar managers can plan solar generation even during rapidly changing weather patterns.

Users may also choose to add one or both optional SolarSight packages, which add precipitation to the data stream. More importantly, the SolarSight packages integrate virtual weather data with analytic suite software tools, giving you all the same functionality you would expect from an on-site weather station.

SolarSight Forecast is available for AlsoEnergy customers with a monthly subscription plan.