Solar Resource Monitoring
Solar Resource Monitoring (SRM) refers to the effort by solar project operators to continually observe and optimize the energy output from a solar power plant. A variety of meteorological and other parameters are continuously monitored at each power-producing facility and are used as the basis upon which to evaluate the system’s electricity generation. We refer to this measurement of a solar plant's fuel as 'Solar Resource Monitoring' - an important subset of plant-level monitoring and the denominator in the critical Performance Ratio (PR) metric (energy produced / energy available).
Inefficiencies at the module, string, and system-wide levels can be detected by tracking electrical output side-by-side with accurate measurements of the site’s solar irradiance, temperature, and wind conditions. This information can be used to trigger real-time maintenance and to build optimal long-term preventative maintenance and cleaning programs specific to each site.
We have leveraged 40 years of expertise in the design and manufacture of complete meteorological systems for the wind and solar energy industries to create our turnkey Flare SRM System.