the benefits of using the PV SoilSayer

Soiling Loss Predictions and Cleaning Analysis for PV Plants...

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.

  • Estimate soiling losses for Greenfield projects using semi-imperical soiling models and historical weather data
  • Optimize cleaning schedules to maximize energy production and minimize costs
  • Estimate Soiling Losses and Optimal Cleaning Costs for Greenfield and Operational PV Projects Alike. 

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.

Sensitivity Analysis

Run multiple scenarios to determine soiling losses due to historical weather trends , optimal cleaning cycles and methods, and resulting financial impacts. 

Detailed Reports

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. 

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