photovoltaic system performance monitoring Articles

  • Controlling the number of on-grid multiple photovoltaic inverters to improve their conversion efficiency

    Two experimental PV-grid connected systems of 8.8 kWp and 36 kWp rating have been designed, installed and interfaced with Abu Dhabi utility grid. The PV arrays of both systems are interfaced with the grid via single phase grid-tied inverters. The inverters are installed in three separate groups that each injects 50 Hz electricity into one phase of the utility grid at the 0.4 kV level. The main ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Adams foods boosts green performance with ENER-G - case study

    Dairy products company Adams Foods is achieving impressive carbon performance at its factory in Staffordshire thanks to combined heat and power (CHP) technology supplied by sustainable power group ENER-G. The 150kW CHP unit is part of an environmental management programme at the factory. Since full commissioning of the CHP system in June 2010 it has achieved carbon savings of 476 tonnes ...


    By ENER-G

  • Case study - Managing complex energy systems

    Introduction: Campus on a Renewable Mission The Chewonki Foundation owns and runs a school campus in Wiscasset, Maine that supports a high school program, a boys and girls summer camp, and an organic farm. Chewonki is an alternative school with a focus on environmental education and natural history. ch-classroom.jpgAs such, one of the Foundation’s goals is to teach its students ...


    By Powerhouse Dynamics

  • 7 Theses on Storage Systems in Commercial Applications

    Solar storage systems are now the focus of attention more than ever before. The application areas are as different as the requirements. While private PV system operators work toward optimizing self-consumption, storage systems in industry are mainly used to provide control reserve and thus ensure grid stability. In commercial storage ...


    By SMA Solar Technology AG

  • Optimizing PV Operations & Maintenance crucial to reducing LCOE in the US

    The solar PV industry in the United States is expected to install 2.86GW of photovoltaic systems by the end of 2012. As the project pipeline continues to grow, and as more plants come online, experts predict that operations and maintenance will play an increasing role in reducing the Levelized Cost of Energy for utility scale systems. Successfully operating PV plants and maximizing each ...


    By FCBI Energy

  • 2nd Progress meeting on the APOLLON project

    2nd Progress meeting on the APOLLON project   Introduction In Piacenza, Italy, has been held the 2nd progress meeting of the APOLON Project, so far the biggest integrated Photovoltaic project of FP7 whose main final objective is the development of point focus (PF) and dense array ...


    By FCBI Energy

  • Case study - Bank energy costs

    There are many pleasures of living and working in the Cayman Islands. However, paying utility bills for your business on Cayman isn’t one of them. The island territory has particularly high energy costs because Cayman has few domestic energy resources. Most electricity on Cayman is produced from imported diesel fuel, which is very expensive. As a result, businesses on Grand Cayman pay ...


    By Powerhouse Dynamics

  • Are inverters PV’s Achilles Heel?

    The organizers of the Utility Scale PV Yield Optimization Conference & Expo, gained exclusive access with Michael Levi, Senior Director Worldwide Marketing from Satcon to talk about the inverter market for utility solar projects, how they are positioning themselves in a competitive market and how reliable are these key components. Q1:  What segment of the solar market are you ...


    By FCBI Energy

  • What’s geothermal again?

    Some green energy sources seem to have charisma; others struggle for public attention with little success. Solar energy is an “it” technology, as evidenced once again by the tremendous participation in the annual Solar Power International conference in Anaheim, California this week (Oct. 27-29). Twice as many companies (945) are displaying their wares in the Expo Hall this year, despite the still ...


    By Energy Efficiency Markets

  • Enhancing Markets for Climate Friendly Technologies: Leadership Through Government Purchasing Strategies

    Scope of the study This study is one part of an effort which the member countries (see list below) of the Climate Technology Initiative (CTI) are undertaking on Enhancing Markets for Climate Friendly Technologies. This study focusses on the technologies which governments’ purchase for use in their own facilities, and identifies opportunities for purchasing climate friendly technologies. The ...


  • Greening the Built Environment

    ASTM Standards and Products Form the Foundation of Sustainable Construction Efforts Today, a major focal point for the worldwide building industry is the growing demand for sustainable construction. Sustainable, or “green,” construction is focused on the more effective use of resources and ultimately the creation of healthier, energy efficient, more environmentally ...


    By ASTM International

  • SolarBee Technical Bulletin

    A. SOLARBEE OVERVIEW 1. Origin of the SolarBee. Pump Systems, Inc. (PSI) developed, built and installed its first solar powered mixer in Dickinson, ND, in the summer of 1998. It was installed into a 30 acre x 13 foot deep municipal wastewater reservoir which had a long history of toxicity associated with ammonia, odor, and stratification problems. In six weeks the entire reservoir cleared up to ...


    By Medora Corporation

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