The cost pressure on operations and maintenance of PV assets is increasing. Intelligent software can help to reduce such costs. In this three-part series, guest author Johannes Burgard founder and CEO of Solytic, lays out how artificial intelligence and data analysis will revolutionise monitoring.
Some solar modules show increasingly fine hairline cracks in their back foils, which can result in the inverters detecting this as an insulation fault and switch off.
The falling cost of making hydrogen from wind and solar power offers a promising route to cutting emissions in some of the most fossil fuel dependent sectors of the economy, such as steel, heavy-duty vehicles, shipping and cement.