Draker says it has been selected to install its Draker AC and Clarity DC panel-to-grid monitoring systems at a 2 MW solar project – the largest installation to date for a fully integrated Draker AC and Clarity DC monitoring system.
The plant, located in an unspecified location in Massachusetts, is a fixed-mount, 600 V system with utility grid interconnection. According to Draker, the Clarity DC system provides precise module-level diagnostics at a lower cost than module-level electronics through selective deployment on only two modules per string.
Installed cost is further reduced by use of a wireless mesh data communications system, eliminating data cabling and trenching. The actionable intelligence provided by Clarity DC informs operations and maintenance strategies and helps to cost-justify preventive and corrective maintenance decisions, the company adds.