Solar Plant Monitoring Articles

  • Integrating Solar Lights with Motion Sensors

    Solar powered motion sensor lights are effective security accessories for remote locations that experience sufficient amounts of sunlight throughout the day. The units offer seamless installation, require minimal maintenance and remain operational without electrical support. Locations without dependable access to the grid may find solar security lights useful in maintaining illumination at night. ...


    By Larson Electronics LLC

  • Case study - Precipitation monitoring in the Sierra Nevada - Spain

    This OTT Pluvio² precipitation measuring station “Tajos de Breca” is situated 2470 meters (8103.67 feet) above sea level at the southern slope of the Sierra Nevada for long term meteorological data collection. The station forms part of a measuring network named “Project Guadalfeo” which is financed by the Andalusian government and the responsible water authority. ...

  • Change is the only constant

    2016 was a year of big changes for Lufft: A change in the ownership structure took place in January and in August I took the reins as the new Managing Director. After more than 100 days at the innovative measuring technology manufacturer with a long company history, I would like to share with you my experiences and impressions in the new position. What characterizes Lufft? A good mix! ...

  • Hardware Solutions to Monitor Gas and Thermal Energy

    Why Monitor Gas and Thermal Energy? Hang on, are you telling me you are an energy manager that’s only worried about electricity!? Let’s take a step back and realise that gas represents nearly 40% of the total energy consumed in the industrial and service sectors in Europe. That’s almost half, you guys! ...


    By DEXMA

  • Planning Compliance – Why Bother?

    In this week’s edition of The Planner newsletter, there is an article entitled Enforcement officers are ‘unsung heroes’ – quoting a speech given at the recent National Association for Planning Enforcement (NAPE) conference. ...

  • Smart PV Monitoring with smart Weather Stations

    Goodbye Cable Clutter, Hello All-In-One Weather Sensors: Lufft is proof of the fact that professional measurement technology does not always have to be complicated. With our experience in weather sensor manufacturing we are the first to offer modular, all-in-one weather sensors for the solar energy industry that require only a single cable connection. Everything you need for solar monitoring is ...

  • The Benefits of Micro Inverters

    The Benefits of Micro Inverters   In the solar world, one of the big debates is the whole string inverter vs. micro inverter issue.  Solar inverters are the devices that convert DC power being produced by the solar panel into AC power.  The debate lies in which type of inverter is better, string or ...


    By Stellar Solar

  • Hybridnet Project, Terni, Italy - Case Study

    The Hybridnet Project has assembled a team of young engineers devoted to building an alternative energy training center where they can help North and Central African refugees learn about sustainable development. The goal is to for them to create economically and environmentally sustainable local enterprises in their home countries, allowing them to make a living while providing a useful and ...


    By All Power Labs

  • European Power Markets in Transition

    With European energy markets in transition, all market participants now face a number of potentially tricky challenges. A combination of EU initiatives, increasingly invasive regulations and a backdrop of falling and less volatile commodity prices, have precipitated an era of change and uncertainty in which there are fewer trading opportunities and profits are harder to come by. Analysis ...


    By Powel AS

  • Community Solar Garden Powers Ontario Homes & Businesses - Case Study

    Overview: A new analysis from the National Renewable Energy Laboratory finds that shared photovoltaic (PV) solar systems — also called community solar gar- dens — could account for one-third to one-half of all solar PV power in the United States by 2020. These shared community solar systems greatly benefit the many business- es and homes (especially rental properties) ...


    By RainWise Inc.

  • Weather Data for Noise Monitoring

    “Weather conditions are the single largest variable factor in how sound travels over large distances,” says Steve Bilawchuk principal partner and engineer at ACI Acoustical Consultants Inc. “Wind speed and wind direction are of crucial importance.” ACI is an acoustical engineering consulting company based in Alberta, Canada, which uses ...

  • High School gets Hands-on Learning with MK-lll - Case Study

    The Cazenovia Board of Education last week accepted two donations of technology equipment worth more than $170,000 that will give Cazenovia High School technology students unique opportunities to construct and maintain both a weather station on the high school roof and an automated switch manufacturing work cell once used by Marquardt Switches. Once the switch machine is situated and ...


    By RainWise Inc.

  • Case study: Why it`s Time to Revisit your EH&S System

    Introduction: We know what you’re going to say. Trust us. We’re experienced professionals; we’ve been doing it this way for the past 15 years. Why fix what isn’t broken? We just don’t have the money right now. We don’t have time to train everyone on a new system. We’ve heard all the ...


    By RegScan, Inc.

  • The PVmet is now a standard for every SunEnergy1 installation - Case Study

    SunEnergy1, an engineering, procurement and construction company based in North Carolina, designs, builds and manages solar energy producing installations. With installations totaling tens of thousands of solar panels, SunEnergy1 has become one of our leading purchasers of the RainWise PVmet solar energy and environmental monitoring weather station. David Giles, Operations & Maintenance ...


    By RainWise Inc.

  • Frito-Lay, Arizona Service Center Phoenix, Arizona

    “Frito-Lay's use of PV power systems on their facilities demonstrates solar power is a viable means to meet the energy resources needed to run a large-scale business while addressing environmental issues.” Sean Seitz, American Solar Electric, Inc. Unique Feature: Real-time monitoring on the internet with SMA Web Box. Unique Fact: The Largest ...


    By Kyocera Solar, Inc.

  • Gatorade Distribution Facility Tolleson, Arizona

    "The Gatorade solar installation produced 108% of the expected energy during the 30-day incentive performance verification test, the highest to date.” Chico Hunter, Sr. Engineer, SRP EarthWise Solar Energy Program Unique Feature: The system has generated more energy than anticipated- at 108% capacity, according to officials from the Salt River Project (SPR), the Phoenix based ...


    By Kyocera Solar, Inc.

  • RainWise Telemetry MK-lll-LR Air Strip Project - Case Study

    This project required weather data to be monitored at a remote air strip in a valley, which was then sent via the mobile phone network back to Sydney so the owner could monitor weather conditions before flying out to this remote location. The only Next G phone signal was located almost 2km away through dense bush on the side of a hill. The solution required a three part approach; A high quality ...


    By RainWise Inc.

  • Solar Panels

    The Customer The Company is a worldwide developer, manufacturer, and distributor of solar electricity panels. The Process The Company uses a multiple zone conventional printing dryer for thin-film deposition onto solar cells. A special foil substrate is passed through rollers that transfer a proprietary ink formulation and epoxy adhesive ...

  • Quality and reliability of CPV systems more important than ever

    As innovations such as multi-junction cells with four and more junctions are developed for the concentrated photovoltaic industry, solar simulators will play a critical role in commercialization. In a recent PV Insider industry analysis “The Current Status of CPV”, Joe Schneider, Business Development Manager at Alpha-Omega Power Technologies, explained that ...

  • The impact of plant water uptake and recharge on groundwater level at a site in the Loess Plateau of China

    Shallow groundwater in unconsolidated sediments represents a substantial water resource in the Chinese Loess Plateau. However, prior to development of the water supply for agriculture, annual and seasonal fluctuation of the recharge mechanism should be clarified. Since the region is arid, the effect of plant water uptake on groundwater fluctuation must also be assessed. A study was therefore ...


    By IWA Publishing

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