Meteocontrol North America, a global provider of solar performance monitoring software and hardware, bankable energy yield reports, technical due diligence and operations management services for photovoltaic installations, has partnered with Princeton Solar Solutions (PSS), a top N.J.-based solar provider.
PSS provides services including project development, cost analysis, design/build consultation and more, for private, government and utility grade systems.
As a result of the partnership, meteocontrol’s software called “Virtual Control Room” will be used to gain better insight into PSS’s projects. This multi-screen Web application will handle operations management and performance monitoring for the installed systems. In addition, meteocontrol’s WEB’log will be used to provide real-time data and alerts to monitoring teams, who can quickly react to problems and take proactive measures to optimize solar production.
The PV (photovoltaic) plant engineers will be able to use the new software to access operational data and control solar performance using either their computers or mobile devices from anywhere they have a Internet connection.
PV systems produce energy for 25 years or more, which is why performance monitoring tools are so critical. The U.S. is the world’s fastest-growing solar market, with an increasing demand for systems such as these.
Meteocontrol currently monitors more than 3.3 GW across 22,000 PV systems. PSS, meanwhile, is responsible for the design, procurement, construction and/or monitoring of 239 MW of large-scale solar PV systems.