the benefits of using the PV SoilSayer
In this video, we walk you step-by-step through the PV SoilSayer and give you an overview of the most important features and show you how to create your first report.
One of the biggest issues affecting the efficiency of a PV plant is the loss of energy due to the accumulation of dust and debris on the surface of the PV panels. Enlighten Energy helps owners and operators, monitor, predict and manage these losses to ensure maximum return for PV assets.
Feature Highlights -
What the PV SoilSayer can do for you
Predict Soiling Losses
Select from a number of historical weather databases to determine the impact of soiling on the PV assets. Semi-imperical physics models provide users with soiling loss forecasts based-on historical PM10, rainfall, windspeed, RH, and GHI.
Manage Energy Losses
Knowing when and if to clean the PV plant requires complex analysis of a variety of financial, technical and meteorological considerations. A Clean Cycle Calendar provides automated daily updates and email alerts of optimal cleaning dates, well ahead of scheduled cleaning events, to maximize returns.
Run multiple scenarios to determine soiling losses due to historical weather trends , optimal cleaning cycles and methods, and resulting financial impacts.
Reports provide detailed analysis of weather trends, energy production and associated losses and financial impact. Further details can be downloaded in the form of hourly .csv files for further analysis and use in third party tools.
Energy Production Models
Utilize industry standard PV energy production modeling systems to determine the impact of soiling on energy production.
Integration with Third Party Applications
Integrate automated soiling loss prediction and cleaning optimization calculations into third-party monitoring platforms using RESTFUL API.