Mercados-Aries International is characterized for its wide experience on the development of renewable projects worldwide, with a strong focus on solar technology. Mercados-Aries plays relevant roles as Lenders’ Technical Advisor, Technical Advisor, Independent Engineer and Owners’ Engineer, amongst others.
As the technical experience of the company increased, so did the need to strengthen and to add value to its services. Therefore, Mercados-Aries decided to develop its own technical tools, in order to provide with the most accurate technical services at all stages of the development of solar projects. SunCaster is the result of such effort.
SunCaster Virtual Meteo Station is an in-house model tool that provides the user with historical long-term series and a Typical Meteorological Year (TMY) for a given site. They constitute a useful input on the solar resource evaluation, which is the first main step on the technology progress based on solar energy.
This online service is provided by the company, aiming to deliver reliable data for the characterization of the solar irradiance and meteorological variables of specific sites around the world.
Mercados-Aries also provides services on further stages of the project development:
- Bankable Solar Resource Assessments, including an analysis on the historical time series and TMY, and the TMY correction with ground measurements collected by a weather station, if any. Submission of reports summarizing the main findings, results and conclusions.
- Bankable Energy Yield Assessments performed with PVSyst software on its latest version. It includes both the Solar Resource and the company’s knowledge as inputs, as well as the technical configuration facilitated by the client.
- Other consultancy services, such as Feasibility Studies and Technical Due Diligences.