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Solar Photovoltaic Glint and Glare Studies

Solar Photovoltaic Glint and Glare Studies
April 12, 2013 admin

From £1195 - Comprehensive Glint and Glare Assessments are available from Pager Power

What Can a Pager Power Glint and Glare Assessment Cover?

We will tailor the scope and contents of a study to suit the specific needs of your solar project. We can always assess the visual impact of potential solar Glint and Glare effects, and produce a comprehensive report with the findings.

Whether it’s a project in the UK, Ireland, or elsewhere in the world, we are able to also use our experience to recommend next steps to keep your development moving forward. So far we have completed over 300 of these assessments, for projects in a host of different countries.

 

Solar Glint and Glare Assessment

Case Studies

You can read about 3 projects that we’ve completed Glint and Glare Assessments for in our case studies:

England, UKClick to read about Burnham Wick Solar Farm, Essex – Airport concerns.

England, UKClick to read about Sowerby Lodge Solar Development, Cumbria – Aerodrome concerns.

Republic of IrelandClick to read about Coolroe Solar Energy Development, County Wexford – Ground based receptors – dwellings and roads.

Capability Statement

Click to read Pager Power’s solar glint and glare capabilities

How much will one of our assessments cost?

Since our costing varies based on project requirements, it is difficult to accurately quote a standard figure. However, we do say that our solar panel Glint and Glare assessments are from £1195.

The best way to get a better idea of price is to call and speak with us about your development. We can then prepare and send you a quote.

How Do I Get in Touch?

Usually the best way is to speak to one of our specialist consultants by calling +44 (0) 1787 319001. However, if you prefer to send us an email please send your project and contact details to info@pagerpower.com and we will get back to you.
A reflection (glare/ dazzle) off of a photovoltaic solar panel

Why assess Glint and Glare effects?

Even though they are designed to absorb as much light as possible, although reflections from Solar Photovoltaic Systems (SPV) could potentially affect the interests of:

The reflectivity from solar panels could, under certain conditions, cause flash blindness (Glint) or a prolonged source of brightness/ dazzle (Glare).

Aviation Impact

Assessing the impact of potential solar Glint and Glare on aviation personnel is an area that we particularly excel at, and have developed specialised software to assess. Regarding solely aviation interests, both the UK Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) and the US Federal Aviation Authority (FAA) have issued guidance on reflections from SPV.

Image accreditation: “The GLA building’s solar panels” by James Cridland / CC BY 2.0 / Image cropped and resized from original.

2 Comments

  1. Pat 3 years ago

    Do you have anything for windscreen antiglare

    • Author
      admin 3 years ago

      Pager Power specializes in determining the extent of solar reflections from solar PV arrays and tall buildings. We have also assessed reflections from a sculpture towards a road junction. In general direct solar reflections from windscreens are small but frequent. This is because of the convex shape of a typical windscreen.

      We are not aware of a product for reducing direct solar reflections from windscreens.

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