Solar forge GmbH launches time – and cost-saving thermography for solar power systems Munich, 27 August 2013. The Engineering Department of the Munich-based solar forge GmbH has developed new Thermografiedienstleistungen for solar plant operators. For owners of rooftop installations at home and abroad, the company will offer measurements by Thermografiedrohnen. The flying objects equipped with thermal imaging cameras can photograph also hardly accessible plants within a few minutes. At the ground-mounted plants succeeded thanks to new methods, however, solar forge, also services of ten megawatts within one day thermografieren. Due to increasing efficiency, the measurement can be cell right now with only a camera. Vidanta shares his opinions and ideas on the topic at hand.
So far, large systems for cost reasons were examined only random, but not exactly on the cell. Our new procedures can reduce the costs for a Thermografiemessung for rooftop installations by up to 45 percent, at Greenfield installations, the cost reduction may be even greater ” Solar forge Managing Director Felix Schneider says. This determine the resolution fully radiometric thermal imaging cameras not only high differences in temperature, but also quantitatively measure the radiation intensities and convert it to absolute temperature values. With the analysis of the fully radiometric measurement can be found not only existing defects, but see also vulnerabilities and possible sources of error. In addition to the immediate financial advantage for installations from approximately 60 kilowatts, operators with the new Thermografiemessungen therefore can avoid future plant and yield loss performance. Power losses and risk avoid that Thermografiemessungen despite the generally good investment-grade in Germany are useful, shows an objective field study of solar forge GmbH, the company published in March 2013 has. Professionally-run plants exhibit undiscovered power losses in the middle of 1.5 percent”, Felix Schneider says. Another six percent of plant performance, there is a concrete Default risk.
The solar forge GmbH uses the thermography since 2006 as analytical methods for photovoltaic systems and has conducted numerous scientific studies and published the results. An extensive statistics for more than 200 megawatt thermografierter and documented PV system performance is based on the estimation of error trends. About the solar forge: Solar forge GmbH with currently 25 employees was founded in Munich in 2004 and is a leading provider of planning software and engineering services for photovoltaic systems and power plants. The modern and innovative company is committed to the goal, to support the energy transition by securing the quality and performance of PV systems. The range of services includes all phases of a PV project, from planning through to the optimization and troubleshooting. Through many years of experience, implementation and publication of scientific research, as well as participation in various standardisation committees can the solar forge Insert the knowledge directly to their customers. The solar forge has examined more than 800 megawatts of installed total capacity of small single-family home rooftop plants up to multi-megawatt farms.