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November, 2018

New Route Receptor

Glare analyses can now utilize a generic route receptor to model continuous, multi-segment paths. Use routes to model receptors for roads, rail lines, helicopter paths and other multiline features.

Other Changes

  • Updated Terms of Service and Privacy Policy to clarify subscription terms and accommodate GDPR
  • Rename the flight path receptor to "2-mile flight path" for clarity
  • Miscellaneous bug fixes and improvements

March, 2018

  • Scatter-point glare check algorithm update - improved accuracy and reliability
  • Envelope path glare check algorithm update - improved accuracy for flight paths based on sun scatter
  • Improve accuracy of glare impact calculations based on glare spot location

ForgeSolar is dedicated to providing the latest technology in glare analysis. Point and path glare analysis methods have been updated to provide even greater accuracy. These changes represent advancements in the study of PV glare. Future analyses may yield different results than prior analyses. Note that prior results will not change unless the analysis is re-run.

These updates also include various preparatory enhancements for our upcoming coalescence glare analysis functionality, whereby glare from different PV sites can be aggregated to evaluate cumulative impacts.

November, 2017

  • Generate FAA-specific GlareGauge report PDF
  • Export component data to XLSX
  • Upload KML with PV arrays (Beta)
  • Mark OPs as ATCT for tailored results

June, 2017

  • OP footprint plot displaying where glare reflections occur on PV array

April, 2017

  • Module slope error is now based on selected PV module material by default
  • PV systems with single-axis tracking now default to a max rotation angle of 60 deg
  • Flight paths now limit pilot view to reasonable values by default. (This is acceptable to FAA).
  • Analysis results now include a stacked column chart displaying number of minutes of glare per day.

December, 2016

  • Upgrade server capacity and Optimization tool

June, 2016

  • Move to forgesolar.com
  • Update FAQ
  • Numerous bug fixes

May, 2016

  • Add component data to results page

April, 2016

  • Increase max number of concurrent glare analyses
  • Add Help pages
  • Due to their impact on disk usage, PV Optimization analyses no longer create .CSV data files

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