The use of distributed generation has witnessed a dramatic increase over the past decade. The two most popular of these – solar and wind – provide a unique set of regulation problems given the periodic and semi-unpredictable nature of their primary sources: the sun and wind. These changes make it more critical then ever to have the ability to keep a constant monitor on photovoltaic systems.
To begin, it is important to understand just what types of issues can occur when photovoltaic systems are introduced as a source of distributed power generation. This paper focuses on PV monitoring using web-based Canvass with the Boomerang and/or Revolution products.
Additionally, PMI offers a wide range of products that can be used to generate Canvass data – a general overview is provided here.
The two brief examples in this whitepaper are a simple yet clear example of the value in this. Long-term voltage, current and power trends, seasonal and meteorological correlations and much more can be observed now with a few clicks of a mouse from the user’s web browser...
This white paper includes: