Solar energy assessment validation study for utility-scale projects

DNV invests in its solar energy assessment validation cycle and publishes details of its results and methodology refinements

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This 2021 solar energy assessment validation (“2021 Validation Study”) leverages a subset of 13 projects for which granular production, curtailment and availability data were available. DNV provides updated discussion of its sub-hourly clipping methodology, characterizes its data set, outlines the study methodology, presents updated validation results and interpretation, and identifies areas of future work.