Mission and objectives
GeoModel Solar is a technical consultant in solar power and operator of the SolarGIS online system. Our aim is the reduction of uncertainty in solar energy projects by offering high-quality solar resource data and software services.
The GeoModel Solar team builds on 26 years of expertise in geoinformatics and environmental modelling and 16 years in solar energy and photovoltaics. We strive for the development of a validated high-resolution map-based database focusing on solar resource and meteorological parameters. We develop simulation and control tools, maps and web services for fast access to site-specific data. This data and services are required for planning, financing, performance assessment, forecasting and management of solar power plants.
GeoModel Solar is a member of:
- EPIA - European Photovoltaic Industry Association
- ISES - International Solar Energy Society
- SAPI - Slovak Association of Photovoltaic Industry
Based on our scientific knowledge, dedication and professional attitude we aim to contribute to the change of global economic strategies towards renewable energy, sustainable development and promote responsible action on climate change. The ambition of GeoModel Solar is to become the leading company in supply of geospatial data and map-based software for solar industry.
GeoModel Solar management
Marcel Šúri holds MSc and PhD in Geography and Geoinformatics (Comenius University and Slovak Academy of Sciences, Bratislava). In 2001-2008 he has been working in European Commission’s Joint Research Centre as a co-author of the PVGIS project on solar resource assessment, PV modeling and web mapping. At present he works as a managing director of GeoModel Solar Company. Mr. Suri is active as an expert for solar resource assessment in the IEA SHC Tasks 46.
Tomáš Cebecauer received MSc in geography and PhD in geoinformation science (Comenius University and Slovak Academy of Sciences, Bratislava). In years 2005-2008 he has been working in European Commission, Joint Research Centre on a technical development of solar radiation and geographical databases, algorithms, maps and web tools for the project PVGIS. He is currently working as a technical director in GeoModel Solar, responsible for development of climate databases, tools and geoinformation services for solar energy industry.
GeoModel Solar in short
Download the booklet (PDF, 5.1 MB) about GeoModel Solar.
climate data and interactive maps,
site selection, PV planning and
PV performance assessment
historical, near-real time
and forecast wheather data
for solar energy technologies
services for photovoltaics
and solar thermal energy
solar and PV potential of roofs
in urban and industrial zones
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