Guest column: Balancing access to electricity data and privacy concerns

Digital technology is deployed on the electric grid to make it “smarter,” allowing two-way communication and the transferring of data. This information enables customers to manage electricity costs, makes the grid more reliable, and provides third party providers with the information they need to produce innovative energy products and services. But while electricity data gathered by these technologies is beneficial, balancing the privacy of customers is necessary.

New data helps developers see accurate insolation data

Vaisala recently completed the world’s largest solar dataset validation study, which compares observational data from nearly 200 ground stations across six continents with satellite derived irradiance records.

EnergyWakeup: Energy Toolbase’s John Gurski discusses how installers can create smarter proposals

In cooperation with SolarWakeup, pv magazine USA brings you a podcast by EnergyWakeup featuring Energy Toolbase’s John Gurski on how his solar startup can help installers create smarter proposals, leading to more business.

Exosun rolls out robotic solar panel cleaner

Exosun has unveiled a PV panel cleaning robot that offers a waterless “desert-proof, scalable and plug & play solution for effortless and fast module cleaning.”

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Vaisala Ships First SP-12 Solar Weather Station

Vaisala has launched a new solar weather station that provides all of the instrumentation required by solar project developers, operators and engineering teams for best practice resource assessment and monitoring.

SolarEdge Adds GSM Cellular Kit & Smart Meter

SolarEdge Technologies has launched a GSM cellular kit and a smart meter, and is taking orders for both products.

Ten K Solar’s EnergySketch Design Tool Goes Live

Minneapolis-based Ten K Solar has launched its live project modeling tool, EnergySketch, to enable user-friendly project design from modeling data, with free registration.

Skytron Energy chosen by Sonnedix to monitor 57.6 MW Puerto Rican solar plant

The German-based tech group has been commissioned by the EPC to provide monitoring and supervision technology to the Oriana solar plant, which is the largest in the Caribbean.

Bay4 Energy sells Ekhosoft software to Power Factor

The acquisition unites two of the dominant software platforms in the clean-energy-software marketplace

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