Today I’ll be speaking at the 3rd Utility Scale PV Plant Optimization USA conference hosted by PV Insider in San Jose, Calif. Over the two days of the PV Plant Optimization conference, the speakers include a melting pot of PV developers, EPC groups, utilities and technology providers. No matter their role, everyone is there to share their expertise on how to improve utility scale plant performance, referencing and providing data for large-scale projects either under construction or operating in the United States.
During my talk titled “Understanding PV Plant Data Sets to Maximize Performance,” I’ll be exploring graphical analysis of PV plant data. I also dive into what data you need to look at in order to answer the big question, “How is my plant doing?” In the slides below, you can get a general overview of the challenges and opportunities surrounding PV plant data. I’ve also included some sample customer dashboards and kiosks for both utility-scale and rooftop PV systems.
I hope you were also able to catch my colleague Steve Schumer’s participation on a Q&A panel on “Maintaining PV Growth in the U.S.” earlier this morning.
Following the conference I’ll have more insights to share, but I wanted to take this opportunity to post my slides and invite anyone who attended the conference or is interested in this topic to join the conversation here in the comments. Feel free to ping me with your questions. Don’t worry if you missed the conference – we’ll be posting a video of my talk so you can join the discussion.