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Solar assets are underperforming expectations by 8%, what is the root cause?

kWh Analytics says that finding the root cause of the underperformance through forensic analysis can help mitigate losses.


UL and NREL set cybersecurity standards for distributed energy, inverters

UL 2941 provides testable requirements for energy storage and generation technologies on the distribution grid. The new cybersecurity protocol provides a framework for photovoltaic inverters, EV chargers, wind turbines, fuel cells and other distributed resources.

Microgrid planned for tribal casino in San Jacinto, California

Scale Microgrids will build a 1.5 MW solar plus 6 MWh battery storage system with the Soboba Band of Luiseño Indians on the rooftop of the Soboda Casino Resort.

Sunrise brief: Tracking clean energy initiatives under the Inflation Reduction Act 

Also on the rise: Drone designed for visual and thermal inspection of utility-scale solar. EnerVenue announces non-lithium battery gigafactory in Kentucky. And more.

“Drone in the box” for thousandths of a cent per kilowatt hour

Raptor Maps is developing a drone and software package for ongoing, on-site visual and thermal intelligence at utility-scale solar facilities.

Sunrise brief: Robot dogs monitor for faults at solar plants

Also on the rise: Solar project updates in California, Texas, Arkansas, Tennessee. Transferability, or selling tax credits, top of mind at SEIA Finance. And more.

Iberdrola using dogs, robots to monitor solar plants

Iberdrola is using a springer spaniel in a solar park to smell electrical problems that could lead to power cuts. It is also using a robotic dog to detect and analyze faults in substations.

Guide for understanding solar production losses

Aurora Solar offers guidelines to make the most of a solar installation by avoiding losses.

Dronebase rebrands as Zeitview to scale aerial solar scanning

Zeitview issues real-time ratings from A to D for operational solar projects of 1 MW and larger.

NRG Systems provides monitoring solution for largest PV plant in Canada

Solar Resource Monitoring system will capture a range of parameters at the 465 MW Travers Solar Project in Alberta.

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