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A case for accuracy: Pyranometer or satellite irradiance data?

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By Mauricio Richter; Clive Lee

Accurate irradiance data is key for assessing the feasibility, profitability, and
performance of solar energy assets. 3E and Kipp & Zonen investigate the benefits of combining
pyranometer and satellite-based irradiance data for optimal planning and operation of PV plants

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