Solar generation looks to be a promising energy sector for the future. However, prior to fully embracing solar production utility companies, independent power producers and developers are confronting several critical concerns regarding the reliability and economy of this technology that will shape the stability of widespread solar deployment. Decisions influencing investors will be based on production data projections.
Data quality derives from the combination of accurate instruments plus Data Encoding Standards: one can take highly accurate data samples but if there is no agreement as to what the data means, the data could be considered to be of low quality because of its inability to improve the decision making process.
This article addresses these cocncerns.