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Keeping Track of Solar

Keeping Track of Solar How detailed solar PV (photovoltaic) system specifications can help utilities and the solar industry be smart about distributed solar resources What PV system data is needed? LOCATION The latitude and longitude of a PV system EQUIPMENT Model, make and quantity of solar PV modules and inverters kW RATINGS and EFFICIENCY PV module and inverter power and efficiency ratings AZIMUTH, TILT and SHADING The East-West orientation and tilt of a PV array, and shading caused by trees, buildings or other obstructions PV specifications provide market insight and facilitate grid integration RECORD SOLAR US. Sen New Re INSTALLATIONS Salar laallatile DAILY NEWS Accessible PV system data provides maximum usefulness Data should be stored electronically-not locked away in a file cabinet Incentive and interconnection applications provide the ideal mechanism for utilities to capture distributed PV specifications SOLAR PV INSTALLATION PROCESS $$ Apply for Incentive Apply for Interconnection Install System Connect to Grid Purchase The California Solar Initiative (CSI)-a pioneer in high-scale, online incentive application processing-captures and shares information about its distributed solar fleet California Solar Statistics Solar capacity in California, by county, based on CSI data 201,472 solar projects 1,990 Megawatts installed $5.82 average cost/Watt <10kW $5.34 average cost/Watt >10kW as of Mar. 5, 2014 California PV Power Forecast Produced by SolarAnywhere FleetView 3,000 Using these PV specifications and Measured Forecast 2,000 high-resolution resource data a PV production forecast is produced every 1,000 30 minutes 8:00 12:00 16:00 for the California Independent System Operator (CAÍSO) SDGRE Oustomer Sited SOGAE Utility Scale Other I SCE Customer Sited IPGAE Customer Sited SCE Utility Scale LADWP PGSE Utility Scale IBANC Utilities and energy agencies nationwide are captilizing on the power of data to manage their solar resources PowerClerk® has tracked more than 250,000 solar incentive applications in 11 states 250,000 solar incentives 4.7 GW solar çapacity Price by System Component $10 Incentive data keeps the market informed about solar in states such as $8- $6- New York $4- and $2 California $0 Panel Inverter Balance of System Labor Find out how PowerClerk helps utilities take control of their distributed resources Clean Power Research Powering Intelligent Energy Decisions Fleet Power (MW-AC) System Price ($ per Watt-DC)

Keeping Track of Solar

shared by CleanPowerResearch on Mar 17
We answer the question: Why is important to keep track of distributed solar PV resources? (Spoiler alert: it's related to growth and reliable delivery of electricity.)


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