Solar Plant Monitoring News

  • Finding the Right Weather Monitoring System for Solar

    Optimizing a solar plant to achieve maximum return is a challenge. Columbia Weather Systems tackles environmental monitoring. Weather data accumulation is recorded accurately and is easily monitored remotely. Three weather station configurations are highly customizable and are designed to be adaptable to the specific needs of a solar plant. All three packages are high-quality weather stations ...

  • Weather Monitoring Aids in Expansion of Solar Power

    Weather has always been a challenge for solar. The growth of the industry is pushing it into territories where shifting weather conditions impact their effectiveness. Advanced weather monitoring is critical. It allows solar systems to adapt to their environment. Columbia Weather Systems, a professional weather monitoring system manufacturer located in Hillsboro, Oregon, offers weather stations ...

  • Green Charge Announces New Solar Partner Solution with Energy Storage Performance Guarantees

    Green Charge today announced a new solution for the solar industry providing a simple, bankable way to add energy storage to new and existing projects. Designed for commercial solar developers and asset owners, the Green Charge solution includes design services, advanced control software, proven hardware, operations monitoring, and a kilowatt reduction-based performance guarantee. With ...


    By Green Charge

  • SgurrEnergy advises on Senergy and Ten Merina solar PV projects

    gurrEnergy, part of Wood Group’s clean energy business, has been appointed by Meridiam, lead developer and investor, to advise on the Senergy and Ten Merina solar photovoltaic (PV) power projects located in Senegal, Africa. As the first large-scale projects of their kind to be developed in Senegal, each 30MWp site will consist of a ground-mounted PV plant and will have the capacity to ...


    By SgurrEnergy Ltd.

  • RainWise Inc. Attends InterMET Asia in Singapore With Our Strategic Partners, The Weather Company, an IBM Business

    RainWise attended InterMET Asia, a unique event held in Singapore focusing on the meteorlolgical industry, where The Weather Company, an IBM business, displayed a co-branded RainWise MK-III weather station. Businesses in the public and private sectors who are seeking to help manage risks of extreme weather and climate change in the Asian, African and Pacific Island regions attended this event ...


    By RainWise Inc.

  • Webinar Smart PV Monitoring with Smart Weather Sensors

    Udo Kronmüller, our Expert for Solar Monitoring held a webinar about best practise in various uses of smart weather sensors in PV monitoring applications.  He discussed in this webinar how, in addition to solar radiation, other environmental factors such as temperature, wind, precipitation and lightnings also affect the productivity and stability of utilities. The long-term ...

  • Webinar invitation: Smart PV Monitoring with Smart Weather Sensors – Register now!

    You are invited to our webinar about best practise in various uses of smart weather sensors in PV monitoring applications. In this webinar we will explain how, in addition to solar radiation, other environmental factors affect the productivity of utilities. This webinar is free for all to attend. Once registered, you’ll receive an email ...

  • Corporate solar buyback success story

    When Accrington-based textile manufacturing firm Lantex installed their 14.4KWp solar PV system in September 2010, they considered it to be a long-term investment in securing lower electricity bills and a reduced carbon footprint for the company. However, with the help of Lightsource’s rooftop buyback system, Lantex has been able to see an early return on their investment, while still ...

  • Eltek to provide solar energy for hospitals in Zimbabwe under UNDP programme

    Having fully operational hospitals is vital to any society, and in rural Zimbabwe access to electrical power is a challenge to providing health services to the population. With the help of green energy from Eltek, this is about to change. Eltek will, in cooperation with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), deliver complete photo voltaic solar solutions for 104 hospitals in Zimbabwe. ...


    By Eltek AS

  • AQMesh solar unit gives flexible air quality monitoring

    January, for many of us, is a strange time to focus on solar energy but a new solar power unit designed specifically to power the AQMesh air quality monitoring system can power a full-specification pod throughout any western European winter. Lithium batteries established AQMesh as the first reliable ‘small sensor’ air quality monitoring device that ...


    By AQMesh

  • Aerojet Rocketdyne Supplies New Lithium-ion Batteries to the International Space Station

    A payload of six lithium-ion batteries, designed and developed by Aerojet Rocketdyne, Inc., a subsidiary of Aerojet Rocketdyne Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:AJRD), has been delivered to the International Space Station to give astronauts the power they need to continue important research aboard the station. Once installed on the space station, the batteries will become part of the most sophisticated, ...


    By Aerojet Rocketdyne, Inc.

  • Lightsource & EDF Announce Joint Venture!

    EDF Energy and Lightsource Renewable Energy have joined forces for a new “smart home” energy trial. They are offering householders in the South West, South East and the Midlands the chance to get solar panels and battery storage systems in a bid to help them cut their energy use as well as reduce reliance on the grid. Dubbed ‘Sunplug’, the smart home solution is initially ...

  • Natcore Technology Named Industrial Partner in DOE Grant

    Natcore Technology (TSX-V: NXT; OTCQB: NTCXF) will be the industrial partner in a $800K SunShot grant awarded to Arizona State University by the U.S. Department of Energy for a project titled “Monolithic silicon module manufacturing at < 0.40 $/W.” ASU received the grant to develop and demonstrate technology that enables a mass-manufactured solar module that costs less than ...


    By Natcore Technology, Inc.

  • Ultrasonics more accurate than radar - its official

    MCERTS is the UK’s Monitoring Certification Scheme established by the Environment Agency (EA) . The MCERTS certification promotes public confidence in monitoring equipment and provides a framework for choosing this type of ...

  • Aerojet Rocketdyne Supports Launch of NOAA’s Next-Generation Geostationary Weather Satellite

    Aerojet Rocketdyne, a subsidiary of Aerojet Rocketdyne Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: AJRD), successfully supported the launch of the next-generation Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite-R Series (GOES-R) for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and NASA. The mission was launched from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida aboard a United Launch Alliance Atlas V ...


    By Aerojet Rocketdyne, Inc.

  • FAA Miramar Solves 24/7 Energy Needs with Solar Carports

    Solar carports at the FAA facility in Miramar. Engineering and construction by Independent Energy Solutions (IES) of Vista, California. SunPower supplied the 2,800+ modules that cover the carports and are estimated to generate over 1.6 million kilowatt hours of energy per year, saving the facility nearly $50,000 every month. The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Air Traffic Control is an ...

  • EPRI, Eaton Field Test Innovative Circuit Breaker Technology for Grid Optimization

    October 27, 2016 -- The Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) and power management company Eaton today announced a collaborative demonstration fielded by EPRI with utility providers across the United States to test a new Eaton circuit breaker designed to improve ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • Energy Department Announces New Projects Between U.S. and China to Cut Emissions

    The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced nine new energy performance contracting pilot projects that bring together U.S. and Chinese companies to boost the energy efficiency of buildings in China and reduce greenhouse gas emissions. A combination of clean energy retrofits and upgrades will save the selected facilities on energy costs over the lifetime of the contracts by making them more ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • Ground Source Heat Pump, Solar PV and Underfloor Heating for a new built property in Hertfordshire

    Better Planet was instructed to design, supply and commission a ground source heat pump, underfloor heating and solar PV for this luxury property in Hertfordshire. As no gas from the grid was available and planning required the use of a low carbon heating system, a heat pump was the natural choice. With plenty of land available for horizontal ground loops, ground source ...


    By Better Planet

  • Valuable Advice for Solar Power Installers in Sub-Saharan Africa

    Getting superior performance from rooftop solar arrays depends on their proper design, installation, operation and maintenance. ESI-Africa is providing this exclusive opportunity for you to participate in a learning series offered by DuPont Photovoltaic Solutions. We invite you to join us for a webinar, where we will explain how to get optimum value out of systems by avoiding design and ...

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