Solar PV System Monitoring and Control
“Seeing is Believing” – Why PV Monitoring?
Featuring Dr. Jeffery Lee Johnson
SolPowerPeople, in partnership with TodoSolar’s Dr. Jeffery Lee Johnson, is delivering another live webinar for the Massive Open Online Course: #SolarMOOC.
Dr. Jeffery Lee Johnson will cover in detail a description of PV monitoring from basic to advanced systems. He will discuss real-time performance, operational awareness, and diagnostics, including environmental awareness using weather boxes with a description of components. Jeffrey will provide sample systems from various companies that offer monitoring at the inverter, combiner box, string and/or panel level. He will take you on a website excursion, show you a video, and provide information on monitoring and sensors for control tracked systems, including inclinometers, actuator feed back, and optical sensors for positional guidance.
You will have opportunities at the end of the one hour lecture to ask Dr. Jeffery Lee Johnson questions and get his perspective on the “Ultimate Monitoring Systems” of the future.
About Dr. Jeffery Lee Johnson
Jeffery Lee Johnson has lectured for the #SolarMOOC on previous occasions. Click on the titles to watch his past lectures – Electrical Installation of a PV System: Making the Right Connections, Managing a Photovoltaic Project and a Demonstration of PV System Design using PVSYST.
He received his PhD from the University of California Santa Barbara in Electrical Engineering with specialization in the physics of Opto-Electronic materials and devices. He has more than 10 years experience as a Senior Project Manager for the Defense Industry and has worked on government projects through Raytheon, Rockwell and Lockheed Martin. Since 2007, Jeffery has been working to promote Solar Energy in Mexico where he know resides. He has been an educator, a professor, and a consultant for government and industrial clients. He is currently the founder and CTO of TodoSolar (Spanish for “Everything Solar”). TodoSolar is a Mexican owned EPC Company that designs and installs residential and commercial PV systems up to 500KW. “We have installed numerous systems including the largest grid connected residential system in the country at 18.2KW.”
TodoSolar is now expanding across Mexico riding the wave of solar growth in this new market, with plans to expand into Chile and Costa Rico.