GeoModel Solar Launches New Online Tool for Solar Site Prospecting and Photovoltaic Yield Assessment

GeoModel Solar, a leading international provider of solar resource data, innovative photovoltaic simulation tools and expert consultancy, launched a new generation solar software - iMaps and pvPlanner - delivering new industry standards.

Abu Dhabi (January 17, 2012) - GeoModel Solar, a leading international provider of solar

resource data, innovative photovoltaic simulation tools and expert consultancy, launched, at the
occasion of World Future Energy Summit in Abu Dhabi, a new generation solar software - iMaps
and pvPlanner - delivering new industry standards.

"iMaps and pvPlanner as a part of SolarGIS online system integrate the best-available solar
resource database, covering continuous history of 17 years, with the latest scientific knowledge
and best practices in solar and photovoltaic simulation", said Marcel Suri, Managing Director of
GeoModel Solar.

Project developers can quickly and easily identify sites with high insulation, to maximise electricity
production and economic profitability of solar energy projects. Engineers, installers, financers,
policy-makers and wider community can access this state-of-the-art software suite from the webbased platform http://solargis.info.

"SolarGIS iMaps provides access to key solar resource parameters with a spatial detail of 250
meters, thus allowing for accurate data query, sites selection and comparison, and informed
decision making about the best position for a prospective photovoltaic, concentrated photovoltaic
or concentrated solar power project", Suri said. iMaps offer also unlimited access to the relevant
site-specific climate and geographic data required for prefeasibility studies, supported by the data
reports and high-resolution interactive maps. Once a site is selected, photovoltaic electricity yield
can be interactively estimated by pvPlanner.

SolarGIS pvPlanner simulates long-term electricity production of photovoltaic projects ranging from
large open-space power plants to roof-top systems and rural electrification projects. For small and
medium-size photovoltaic systems, pvPlanner reports are bankable as they benefit from validated
insulation resource data, state-of-the-art knowledge and best practices in energy simulation
learned in previous projects, such as the EU initiative PVGIS.

ABOUT GEOMODEL SOLAR
GeoModel Solar, based in Bratislava, Slovakia, is known as a developer and operator of the most
accurate solar resource database - SolarGIS. The company aims to increase efficiency and reduce
uncertainty in developing and operating of solar energy projects by delivering innovative data and
software services supporting industry in pre-feasibility, design, monitoring and forecast of solar
power generation.
For more information, visit http://geomodelsolar.eu/

CONTACT: Marcel Suri, +421 2 492 12 491, contact@geomodel.eu

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