The environmental system automatically monitors site meteorological conditions and photovoltaic panel temperature in real-time, transmitting sensor measurements to the Vision data center. Site irradiance and temperature data are needed to calculate expected performance and the ratio of actual performance to expected performance.
The Environmental Meteorological Measurement System consists of a Meteorological Module (MM) and a Power Distribution and Communications Module (PDCM).
The system is delivered ready for installation and use; only requiring the installer to mechanically mount the modules on a user supplied mast, connect AC power to the PDCM, and initialize an automatic system configuration process. No special tools, software, or on-site calibration is required.