Two key Photovoltaic Innovations - Tinman & about Dust
June 15, 2012, 8:33 a.m.
The Wattminder team has been building up the web application framework for our two innovations --Complex Irradiance Photonmeter(CIP), and our Dust Model; besides our main thrust, the HotSpot Detection and Prognostic inference engine. Our direction has been validated by a dozen papers at PVSC38 in Austin TX this year on effect of dust, snow, and clouds upon solar arrays. Our CIP, affectionately referred to as 'Tinman', is able to detect the 'cloud enhancing' condition--irradiance as high as 1400 w/MM, with its 9 directional components of Suns energy measured. Our Dust algorithm is also getting finalized and is being tested. Our clients or free users will benefit from these innovations. For example, we'll be able to issue advisory about solar arrays in areas that their arrays maybe suffering degradation of 7.5% due to a layer(un-washed) of dust; and it's time to wash it down.
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