DECK Monitoring has partnered with the U.S. Department of Energy's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) to support NREL's PV Data Acquisition (PVDAQ) project, which aims to develop and communicate a broad picture of photovoltaic field performance across the U.S.
Data contributed to the PVDAQ project will be analyzed for many performance factors, the results of which are provided to the public through NREL's online database. The PV performance data that DECK Monitoring already collects from sites across the country can now be transferred to NREL for this work, at the customer's discretion.
DECK Monitoring says it is the first provider to offer this service, which is available at no additional charge. Operators of any photovoltaic project, including those funded under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, are encouraged to provide this data to NREL.