Site Analysis

A PV site analysis involves the recording of all relevant information about a PV site and the route, which is necessary for project development, plant design, construction and subsequent operation.

The site analysis represents a recording of all relevant information about a PV site and the route, which is necessary for project development, plant design, construction and subsequent operation.

What is a site analysis exactly?

The PV site analysis forms the basis for important investment decisions, yield-optimised allocation planning and needs-based EPC tenders. Our PV engineers are familiar with the requirements of modern open-space photovoltaic systems, thanks to numerous successful PV projects, and they will coordinate them precisely, to suit the local conditions. As our customer, you benefit from more than just our many years of experience; you also profit from our careful attention to detail.

In addition to surveying the site, we also use modern drone technology to achieve the most efficient and accurate results possible.

When does a site analysis make sense?

We will carry out a detailed, high-quality PV site analysis that records all the relevant features of the site in question, enabling you to make a well-informed decision. In addition to an on-site inspection of the area, we also use a drone to take aerial photos of the site and a detailed elevation profile.

Because of the large number of successful projects they have participated in, our engineers are intimately familiar with the requirements for modern PV systems. Our seasoned experts will carry out a detailed site analysis, in order to make accurate predictions about your prospective solar farm.

In our role as owner’s engineer, we will gladly check an existing site analysis for you. So, if you need a second opinion of an external site analysis, we will be happy to support you with our technical knowledge, as a neutral assessor.

We will conduct an on-site analysis and create an orthomosaic overview image and 360° panorama, showcasing a detailed description of the area. The results will be presented in a comprehensive report.

What makes our site analyses stand out in the crowd

Recording of a potential solar farm site prepared for a solar shadow analysis

3D drone photos and recordings of the site

An early photovoltaic drone survey allows us to construct an accurate 3D model of the potential solar power plant site, create a terrain profile in DEM that can be used in AutoCAD later. You can even record a video of the route.

Pinpoint identification of any objects that will produce shade

Accurate representation of the shading pattern, by means of a solar shadow analysis, largely determines the design of the future plant and allows us to simulate the influence of shading on yields.

Aerial photography of a solar power plant in order to realize a shadow analysis
Site analysis rendering occupation plan 3D

Best possible plant design on the basis of the area analysis

The more detailed the area analysis, the more realistic the design of the system will be. The existing special features of the site, such as differences in height, shading objects and areas that cannot be built on, are taken into account. On this basis, the ideal system design can be drawn up.

Discover our full scope of services for your site analysis

On-site inspection, resulting in the following:

Description of the area, including informative pictures.

Assessment of the building site (purely visual, no soil survey)

Description of the access road

Representation of the shading situation via pictures and detailed descriptions

Recording of other special features (e.g. industrial emissions, railway tracks, highways, etc.)

Comprehensive report and presentation of the results

Drone survey for a 3D terrain model

Orthomosaic overview image & 360° panorama of the area.

Recording of the terrain profile in the Digital Elevation Model (DEM) for use in AutoCAD

3D AutoCAD model with elevation contours

Interactive Sketchup model

Optional: film recording of the route

Why work with greentech?

we service | new energy

600 MWp managed &
1 GW inspected

Over 60 employees, including
TÜV/VdS certified experts

Experience from 250+
projects and 12 countries

About greentech

Expertise Every Step of the Way – Across All Project Phases

greentech is a service company with locations in Hamburg, Leipzig and Milton Keynes in the UK, specializing in the engineering and operational management of photovoltaic systems. With an interdisciplinary team of experienced experts, we provide a full-service operation management concept for PV systems of all sizes, as well as services for planning, quality assurance and yield maximization. We work independently of component manufacturers and general contractors and thus exclusively represent the interests of the plant owners.

With a comprehensive range of services and a current portfolio of more than 600 MWp, we are one of the largest independent service providers worldwide. greentech’s growing customer base includes private plant owners as well as municipal utilities, regional and international energy providers, project developers, insurance companies and investment funds.

Your greentech specialists for professional area analysis

Steffen Heberlein
Steffen Heberlein

Project Manager, Sales & Business Development

Steffen Heberlein is responsible for the expansion of the business units Technical Operations Management, Commercial Operations Management and Technical Advisory. His activities for greentech’s customers range from price indications to contract negotiations and project implementation support. As a key account manager, he also looks after more than 250MWp for various customers in greentech’s existing portfolio.
Email:s.heberlein@greentech.energy
Johannes Liebich
Johannes Liebich

Head of Engineering & Technical Advisory

Johannes Liebich is head of the “Engineering & Technical Advisory” team at greentech. He is responsible for the planning and implementation of projects and for the development of new services in technical plant consulting. Johannes Liebich studied Environmental Engineering with a focus on photovoltaics and has been working in the solar industry since 2011. As an experienced Technical Advisor, his main focus is on plant construction and operation.
Email:j.liebich@greentech.energy