Monitoring solar power plants at field trip sites

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Monitoring solar power plants at field trip sites

Post by shawn » Sat Feb 15, 2020 6:06 pm

Before and after visiting a field trip site, or even just for a virtual field trip, students can see how photovoltaic systems at the site are producing electricity. For some sites, users can see animations of the production of each module each 15 minutes, so they can watch shadows proceed over the modules.
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There are many different companies that make and/or host the monitoring and visualization software, and hundreds of thousands of sites that make their data available to the public.
For those with SolarEdge inverters:
https://monitoringpublic.solaredge.com/ ... web/p/home

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Walden Pond Visitor Center, Massachusetts, USA, PV monitoring

Post by shawn » Mon Feb 17, 2020 2:01 pm

Here's where you can see data since 2016 for the photovoltaic production at Walden Pond Visitor Center in Concord, Massachusetts.
As of 2020, the system is 105kW, with eight inverters.
https://monitoringpublic.solaredge.com/ ... /dashboard
About the building of the Walden Pond Visitor Center in 2016:
https://www.thoreausociety.org/news-art ... tor-center
Group visits to Walden Woods:
https://www.walden.org/education/group-visit/

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