Because an adequate solar resource is a prerequisite for developing an attractive solar energy project, a solar resource assessment begins at the earliest stage of the development process. Our initial assessment of the available solar resource, developed during our prospecting activities, is based on a “desktop” review of publicly available solar irradiance maps that we augment, where available, with our own proprietary data. Our meteorological team also prepares computer models to predict solar levels in support of our meteorological activity.