💎 Idea

Tell us about your idea here. Explain the problem and how you're going to solve it.


Improve the existing business standard methods for estimating the solar potential of specific locations which opens up a variety of different novel use cases. The existing tool (PVGIS) uses outdated data so leveraging new European data sources such as Sentinel 2 paves the way to new possibilities for estimating the solar potential of specific micro-locations (whereas the current applications only measure wider areas). 

In detail, our Unique Selling Points are: 

- micro location

-  enabling green investments

- connecting banks with the best targeted customers


🛰️ EU space technologies

Highlight the data, information or signals you are using/intend to use in your idea. Include some information on how this brings value to your idea


Data currently used involve the following: 

- PVGIS: current EU dashboard to estimate solar power potential on wide areas 

- Sentinel 2 (European Space Data Source): satellite constellation to estimate the cloud coverage of the required micro-location 

In further developments we expect to integrate: 

- Copernicus-dem digital elevation model (COP-DEM): another European Space Data Source to be integrated to exploit the Digital Surface Model (DSM) representing the surface of the Earth (including buildings) to have an even more precise estimate. 


🏦 Space for the Financial World

Which of the 3 challenges are you solving, and how does this contribute to solving the problems faced in finance, insurance and investments?


Challenge 1: enabling green and sustainable investments

The service enables more responsible and impactful investments in Earth’s renewable energy by targeting micro-locations and assessing the solar potential in a narrower area than current tools allow to do. 

This is relevant for insurance companies and banks as it allows them to: 

- finetune interest rates for insurance offers

- identify top 1% location for renting lands for solar power 

- detecting roof slope and size to reduce workload and improve safety for onsite engineering

- secure the best location for community solar projects


🤼 Team

Tell us who is in your team, what role they have (e.g. coder/designer), and a 1-2 sentence bio.


We are a dedicated international team of 4 slovenian and italians people: 

- Tadej Magajna: backend developer & product strategist

- Uroš Šavelj: front end developer  

- Eric Solinas: backend developer  

- Isabella Dario: data scientist


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