Originally published on February 24, 2018 at LinkedIn
Although Phase One of the construction of the Virtual Solar Grid has mainly focused on concentrated solar power (CSP) technology, I have also created a lot of Energy3D models for photovoltaic (PV) systems that make up about 9% of the total generation capacity of the Virtual Solar Grid thus far. As of February 24, 2018, the total number of solar panels included in these models have exceeded two million. In this article, I show some of these models for PV power plants in three different countries: the United Kingdom, Jamaica, and the United States. The reason that UK and Jamaica were selected is because I have just completed the modeling of the largest PV power plants in those two countries (which are relatively small compared with those in China, India, and the Middle East).
Let’s do some sightseeing in the Virtual Solar Grid.