Data Monitoring Systems
In the spring of 2011, the NYC Solar America City Partnership will be distributing a limited number of data monitoring systems to new and existing systems in the Solar Empowerment Zones. Please register your system on the NYC Solar Map and check "Yes, please contact me about this opportunity" when prompted by "I would like to participate in the NYC solar monitoring program." to be considered for this limited-time opportunity. Supplies are limited.
This project is funded under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) with additional resources contributed by NYSERDA.
Since being selected as a Solar America City in 2007, the New York City Solar America City Partnership has made significant progress in understanding the technical barriers to interconnecting distributed PV with Con Edison's network grid system. The Smart Solar City Project will build on this knowledge by monitoring real-time PV production information on select Con Edison networks located within the Solar Empowerment Zones.
- City University of New York (CUNY)
- Consolidated Edison of New York
- National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL)
- NYC Economic Development Corporation (NYC EDC)
- New York City Mayor’s Office
- New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA)
- U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)
Currently, there is no way to track the amount of PV generation in New York City. This knowledge could be useful on several fronts: utility planning, solar mapping, education, promotion of solar energy, and smart grid applications. The New York City Solar Data Acquisition System (DAS) will use data from existing and future PV installations in the New York City Solar Empowerment Zones in order to gain real-time information on local solar production. This information can and will be used in several ways, and additional applications will likely be developed in future.