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ORUGA®: optimization software for solar power plant design

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Sener Energy / Renewable generation / Solar en / International
ORUGA®: optimization software for solar power plant design
Client: Acciona, OHL Industrial, ATA Renewables, Nextera Energy, Q-Energy, Galp, Ignis, FCC IIndustrial, Grupo Alego, A&G Banca Privada, Esparity, Neoen…
Country: International

ORUGA® is the most versatile tool on the market for designing the most profitable photovoltaic plant on a given site, demonstrating its true potential on difficult terrains or plots with complex orography. Through this tool, SENER experts also offer advanced engineering services within the solar energy sector. 

ORUGA® software is capable of accurately calculating both the costs involved in construction and operations, as well as the power production from thousands of possible installations within one plot of land.

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ORUGA® is the most versatile tool on the market for designing the most profitable photovoltaic plant on a given site, demonstrating its true potential on difficult terrains or plots with complex orography. Through this tool, SENER experts also offer advanced engineering services within the solar energy sector. 

ORUGA® software is capable of accurately calculating both the costs involved in construction and operations, as well as the power production from thousands of possible installations within one plot of land. As such, you can choose the most profitable configuration, thanks to its algorithms for optimization of civil works and 3D backtracking. ORUGA® enables you to analyze different combinations of panels, trackers or tables, inverters, and storage systems, depending on the market situation at any time and the needs of your organization.  

The use of this software, designed entirely by SENER, will provide you with realistic, in-depth knowledge of your case study and will improve the profitability of your photovoltaic project during the operational and development phases. 

ORUGA® is already helping companies during the different phases of their photovoltaic projects, but it is truly indispensable when it comes to terrains with complex orography. Its 3D component facilitates the profitability on any plot of land, and it is becoming increasingly more common to use land featuring irregular topography, steep gradients, and irregular contours.  

Profitability on complex orography
Choose the most profitable plant configuration
Optimized CapEx calculations

FEATURES

  • Implementation module: calculates the optimal cost implementation depending on the civil works and electrical surveys. 
  • Performance module: can accurately calculate and maximize plant production thanks to its 3D backtracking algorithm. 
  • Battery module: can study solutions that provide power storage. 
  • Cost module: equipped with a parts catalog and their associated prices that are updated depending on the market. 

WHAT ORUGA® DOES 

  • It can make optimized, high-level CapEx calculations associated with a plant, so that it accurately calculates in a few hours the minimum movement of soil required and the minimum height of pillars for the thousands of possible configurations within a plot to be studied, as well as calculations for the other associated costs. 
  • It can make accurate, high-level production calculations thanks to its advanced 3D backtracking algorithm, unique to the market, which is able to establish the angle of each tracker in its optimal position minute by minute throughout the year, maximizing production and minimizing shadows. 
  • Advanced algorithm for the optimization of civil works
  • Advanced algorithm for 3D backtracking
  • Capable of integration into a building information model (BIM) environment for launching the digitization of energy asset management. 
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