Want to know how much power your PV plant should have produced?
Start by understanding how much sunlight it really received. Pyranometers give vital measurements of irradiance, but their data is not always reliable. What is needed is a way of detecting the bad data and replacing it with a good estimate.
Missing data is easy to spot; GPM have also developed tools to identify when data is wrong in more subtle ways. Once a problem is detected, data from other sensors can be used to replace what is missing.
The irradiance cleaner can detect different types of issues:
- Sensor Tilt Orientation Issue
- Sensor Azimuth Orientation Issue
- Sensor Outlier or Lost Calibration Issue
- Sensor Missing Data
- Sensor out of range
- Sensor stuck value or dead sensor
Significance of Cleaned Irradiance Sensor Data
- True solar PV plant performance evaluation
- Increase in energy forecasting accuracy
- Accurate annual operational plan
- Accurate optimization of O&M activities
- Accurate monthly reporting
A complete, reliable, set of irradiance data opens the door to high quality production reports and performance analysis.
Contact our experts:
To find out more about cleaning irradiance data, contact our expert Malcolm Heath, Customer success manager, Renewables Optimisation, GreenPowerMonitor: email@example.com