Methodology Topography analysis


Curious on how RatedPower performs topography analysis and structure installation? This document gives you a comprehensive thorough calculation methodology on the software's topography module.

We'll focus on the criteria we use to design the algorithm and explain you what decisions we made and why.

If you're evaluating if RatedPower's software is the right fit for your business, this document will provide you with a solid technical knowledge for engineering assessment.

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What's included?

The document follows the usual order for solving a typical topography analysis issue:

  • Building a digital elevation model.
  • Determining what areas of the PV plant are suitable for the installation of mounting structures.
  • Why we choose grouping structures in blocks and the rationale to keep or discard them.
  • Our criteria for installing structures —or not— in the final plant layout.

Learn more about methodology's authors: Félix Pérez, Miguel Ángel Torrero and Mario Bennekers.