The solar energy industry currently needs oversight that requires less physical human presence on the assets, as part of the social distancing challenge. With that in mind, Raycatch, a start-up that developed an AI-driven asset management system to optimize solar PV assets, announced its first major update in a year, targeted specifically at the post-coronavirus new normal.
The new system update, DeepSolar 2.5 (called internally “The Coronavirus Version”) is fully focused on remote diagnostics. Among other features that allow more asset visibility and control, the new version’s main feature is the ROI-based Action Plan. Since now there is less access to solar assets and managers have to carefully choose what to (and not to) focus on, this new feature shows which issues that should be repaired immediately, either because of their severity or the ability to fix them very quickly.
Raycatch has also applied more precise quantification techniques and features that allow customers to do more from home. Other new capabilities include”
- detailed and visual inverter insights,
- finding disconnected strings under low granularity monitoring, and
- Efficiency Over Time & Efficiency Below Spec graphs, that for the first time comply with the Euro Efficiency standard.
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“Solar asset managers need to make sense of their existing ‘noisy’ data and understand what are the most burning issues across their portfolio,” explains Haggai Hofland, Raycatch CEO and Founder. “The new DeepSolar version does just that – it shows what issues must be fixed to gain a quick ROI, and what issues can be delayed to more ‘sane’ times – especially ones that require long-term processes, such as manufacturer warranty claims or revamping projects.”
— Solar Builder magazine