A Step-By-Step Guide
Commercial and industrial (C&I) or distributed solar PV installations account for roughly 10% of all U.S. solar PV capacity and are forecasted to continue this trend through 2025 despite negative industry impacts from COVID-19 and expiring tax incentives. Over the last 10 years, corporate solar purchases represent $22 billion in investment, and deployment today has increased by 15 times more than a decade ago.
In order to collect and monitor data from the C&I solar panels, the installation needs a data acquisition system, or DAS, to be integrated into the site. As an integral but sometimes cryptic component of distributed solar installations, DAS integration can make or break a project’s success.