Hotspots: Impact on IRR

Hotspots: Impact on IRR

Drone-based thermal inspection of solar assets need not always be a cost-intensive activity. In fact, it can be a direct opportunity for profit making. This is achievable with the help of visualAI that is capable of generating a high-end report that can empower...
How are Hotspots seen?

How are Hotspots seen?

Our eyes work by seeing a contrast between objects that are illuminated by either the sun or another form of light.  Thermal cameras work by “seeing” heat energy from objects.  All objects – living or not – have heat energy that thermal cameras use to detect an image....
Hotspot Causes: PID

Hotspot Causes: PID

Potential induced degradation (PID) is a phenomenon that has only recently become a concern in the photovoltaic industry. PID impacts the ions of a solar cell and results in the degradation of the output of that cell. PID can significantly reduce the power output of a...
Hotspot Causes: Open/Short Circuit

Hotspot Causes: Open/Short Circuit

Open circuits are most often than not a result of wiring failures at the string level. Open circuits are caused by a fuse blowing up in the string or a missed connector along the string. Sometimes, modules can even end up being wired into the state of...
Hotspot Causes: Electrical Balance of System

Hotspot Causes: Electrical Balance of System

Electrical Balance Of System (BOS) components is considered one of the major failure points in PV installations. When it comes to the delivery of power to the grids which have been produced by the modules, every component on the DC side is considered essential that is...