PPA prices have been rising steadily since the end of last year and, according to solar developers, interconnection delays, permitting challenges, and supply chain constraints are likely to keep them high.
SunDown detects and classifies per-panel faults without the need for additional sensors and was developed by researchers at the University of Massachusetts.
Solar is growing at an unrivaled rate, and wind is now the nation’s largest single renewable energy source.
After heating a zinc manganese-dioxide cell from Urban Electric Power to over 1,000 degrees Fahrenheit, testing agents concluded that “thermal runaway was not achieved.”
Also on the rise: Two companies petition for Section 201 tariff extension, Morgan Solar introduces a new data tool, and an insurer wants Amazon to pay for a house fire caused by a defective solar generator.
The IV-DAQ and Analytics Portal is designed to provide a continuous stream of data on panel performance and also syncs with other sensors to offer insight into how a solar asset is performing.
A GCube report says that the solar industry must institute widespread wildfire mitigation and monitoring practices, or else it stands to suffer major financial losses in the coming years.
pv magazine takes another look at monitoring and mitigation of solar system soiling to answer questions from you, the audience.
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