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San Francisco, CA, United States, 2009/06/10 - Fresno Yosemite International Airport staff, travelers, and the local community can now get a real-time, bird’s eye view of their solar system with the help of their new MYPVDATA kiosk.
Fresno Yosemite International Airport staff, travelers, and the local community can now get a real-time, bird’s eye view of how the 2.4 megawatt capacity solar array at the airport is performing, with the help of their new MYPVDATA® kiosk. The kiosk is connected directly to the MYPVDATA® solar monitoring, management and performance system to deliver real-time performance data of the solar system. The new kiosk will help increase public awareness and education about Fresno Yosemite Airport’s commitment to improving their environmental footprint through the use of solar energy.
The airport’s solar system was established using a solar power purchase agreement (PPA) with system developer and operator Solar Power Partners, Inc. (SPP™). The system is installed on a 20-acre site and was constructed with APS single axis trackers that enable the modules to follow the movement of the sun. The solar generated electricity is conveyed by underground conductors to the airport’s main power supply and integrated into the airport's electrical center.
The MYPVDATA® kiosk is located within the Fresno Yosemite International Airport and can also be accessed online. Anyone can access information through the kiosk, which provides photographs and specifications of the system, as well as real-time (within 15 minute intervals) daily, weekly, monthly, and lifetime energy production, CO2 emissions reductions, and the equivalent savings in terms of trees planted or miles driven by American cars. In the last 30 days, the MYPVDATA® kiosk reports that the Fresno Yosemite Airport solar panels have generated 524,948 kWh of solar energy, which is the equivalent of planting 2072 trees or driving 303,837 fewer miles.
MYPVDATA® tracks energy production, solar use and savings achieved with pin-point accuracy. As soon as a problem is detected, whether it is caused by environmental, component or lifecycle factors, SPP’s operators are notified on where the problem resides and can dispatch a maintenance crew to quickly remedy the problem, thus limiting downtime and maintaining a steady stream of energy production. The new kiosk solution located at the airport provides an easy to understand view of the system for the public.
MYPVDATA® is a monitoring and performance management system essential for any solar system. Manufactured and distributed by Energy Recommerce, MYPVDATA® is an easy-to-install, easy-to-manage solution with a superior web-enabled platform for real-time alarming, billing and reporting functions. MYPVDATA® gives PV system owners and operators the power to maximize their system performance and gain full control of their investment.
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Energy Recommerce Inc. (energyrecommerce.com) is a leading provider of renewable energy monitoring, management and performance solutions for owners and operators of commercial and utility-size energy systems. Energy Recommerce is the industry leader in string-level PV monitoring, with over 25 percent of the US market, including close to 400 PV systems that produce over 90 MW of power. Known for its best-in-class string-level monitoring, exceptional technical support and superior, synchronous monitoring platform, Energy Recommerce is chosen by today’s blue chip energy leaders, retail giants and PPAs, including BP Solar, Chevron Energy, REC Solar, Renewable Ventures a Fotovatio Company, Solar Power Partners, Akeena Solar, SunPower, Borrego Solar, Tioga Energy, as well as end-users and off-takers such as Costco, Macy’s, Safeway, and Wal-Mart.
Images of the Fresno Yosemite International Airport’s MYPVDATA® Kiosk can be found online.