With every PV system over 10 kW, we recommend a data acquisition system to report on system performance and alert on errors and anomalies. In fact, all systems that receive CSI PBI payments are required to have a qualifying performance monitoring system. These systems can track and report:
- PV production
- Local building/site demand
- Weather (e.g., solar irradiance, air temperature, solar module temperature, wind speed)
- Inverter diagnostic codes
- String-level monitoring
Below is the monitoring solution we are using to track performance of a project we did for Mesa Beverage in Santa Rosa, CA. Sunlight Electric also offers a custom kiosk web view that can be tailored to needs of a retail environment such as a tasting room or office lobby display or easily modified to fit the design of your web site.