GEOCF LAUNCHES SMART POWER MAPS
FOR UTILITY-SCALE SOLAR DEVELOPMENT
Industry’s First Tool to Automate Siting, Cash-Flow Analysis and Project Management
Austin, TX (Sept. 9, 2015)…GeoCF – the Austin, TX-based software company specializing in geospatial software solutions – introduces Smart Power Maps, the solar industry’s first comprehensive software platform for utility-scale solar project evaluation and development. Smart Power Maps gives solar developers, utilities and investors the ability to bring large-scale solar projects to market faster with lower cost of capital.
Smart Power Maps enables users to comprehensively evaluate tens of thousands of potential projects simultaneously and supports project management for the best sites through all stages of development. By streamlining and combining the financial modeling and geographic constraints analysis steps of the due-diligence process, the tool cuts weeks from project timelines for initial screening and can reduce consultants’ fees for preliminary diligence by hundreds of thousands of dollars.
Smart Power Maps can provide instantaneous cash flow analysis for a simulated solar facility on any parcel of land 25 acres or larger anywhere in the U.S. Sites may be ranked by highest net present value, lowest cost, or any other metric designated by the user. Smart Power Maps enables any user to quickly and easily build project maps through an intuitive mapping interface that requires no special GIS training. The platform also features the industry’s first comprehensive asset management tool built specifically for utility-scale solar–unifying all the tasks and data associated with project development into a single software application, removing bottlenecks that often slow down development.
“We’re excited to unveil Smart Power Maps at Solar Power International,” says Clay Butler, president of GeoCF. “This solution is the result of two years of direct collaboration with solar developers who needed a way to rapidly evaluate sites and bring utility-scale solar projects to market faster and more efficiently. The new addition of project management features extends the tool through to construction and will streamline the project development process even further.”
Demos of the solution will be available at Solar Power International in Smart Power Maps’ Booth #6838.
GeoCF LLC is a company founded on the principle of doing well by doing good. Based in Austin, Texas, the GeoCF team are premier renewable energy consultants, software developers and solar power development professionals who have worked on more than four gigawatts of solar projects in the U.S. The founders of GeoCF set out to create a comprehensive software solution where existing offerings were scarce, with the end goal of drastically reducing the installed cost of solar projects. Smart Power Maps is the result of that two-year endeavor, and represents a major milestone for the solar industry.
To learn more, go to www.geocf.com.
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Clean Power Marketing Group