Can solar PV performance be enhanced with a better management software?
According to PV Magazine, during March 2022 Europe experienced an abnormal phenomenon affecting solar energy output. Spain, known for producing high levels of solar energy, saw a 50% decrease in monthly solar irradiance compared with historical averages. Meanwhile, Germany and the Balkans underwent solar irradiance 45% above average compared to the past 28 years.
Solar flux is apparently not as predictable as many would like to think. This extreme deviation implies that the solar output efficiency must be squeezed to the maximum. As the hardware behind solar panels continues to improve, financial models must also become more resilient and accurate.
How can you make your assets perform better to ensure a more efficient energy production and therefore higher yields and financial feasibility of projects? The answer is software-induced automation and better maintenance. Some research has proven that better maintained solar sites can produce up to 20% more energy - the answer to the risk of decreased irradiance risk.
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