15 Sep '11, 1pm

Will Panel-By-Panel Monitoring Be the Google Analytics of Solar? #solar

Will Panel-By-Panel Monitoring Be the Google Analytics of Solar? #solar

We've already seen Google's smart, analytical approach applied to identifying important clean energy tipping points . Yet Dan Auld over at Renewable Energy World reports that even this corporation, known for its innovation, was relatively clueless when it came to the actual performance of its solar power. But Dan Auld over at Renewable Energy World reports that the same kind of revolutionary focus on data and transparency that Google once used to revolutionized the website industry (think Google Analytics), could easily bring about radical performance improvements for solar panel performance through better panel-level monitoring : "Just like the web prior to analytics, Google had to admit it really did not know what was happening in its array because it had no way to monitor when good panels went bad," said Mark Yarbrourgh, a city councilman in Perris, California who pione...

Full article: http://www.treehugger.com/files/2011/09/panel-by-panel-mo...

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