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This project develops a new concept in photovoltaic system communications to help third party system operators better manage their active projects. This independently operating communications solution provides system operators with in-depth information on system performance and enables them to maintain active contact with residential end-user sites, helping to lower costs and ensure reliable access to system production data.
The project team will integrate its technology into a printed circuit assembly prototype. Network field testing will be performed in one or more representative neighborhoods, with site spacing performed to match residential solar densities.
The technology developed under this project will reduce operations and maintenance costs that arise from the unnecessary dispatch of technicians to address communications lapses in the field.