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    Date submitted
  • 30-Mar-2017

SunSniffer

Abstract

SunSniffer is a low-cost module-precise IoT sensor solution revolutionizes PV plant (asset) management and increases yield by 7%.

The disruptive data analytic technology of SunSniffer bases on the data of advanced low-cost sensors integrated into junction boxes. These measurements are extremely precise and are processed by a simulation engine and artificial intelligence (machine learning). By this, precise real-time fault detection AND analysis is provided (type, location and severity). This revolutionizes O&M: in remote and real-time every error can be monitored and specific, ROI-driven actions can be executed – according to the easy to understand instructions which are provided as well. SunSniffer structures and guides through the whole workflow process, from error detection over deciding whether action is necessary or not, until action itself, for which our App is designed to guide the technician through the process. Regarding O&M SunSniffer provides a checklist, which only needs to be processed.

Results of SunSniffer technology: Significantly reduced O&M costs and enhanced O&M, substantially increased yield, precise information about the performance of the plant at any time and improved performance, improved security of the plant and reliability about the production.

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Additional Questions

Who is your customer?

Investors in pv plants

What problem does this idea/product solve or what market need does it serve?

it makes pc plants transparent with all its problems and recommends improvements.

What attributes will make this idea/product successful? Why do you believe that those features will create success?

We increase the yield of a plant. The increase is much higher than the cost of the hardware. You get in addition a more sustainable pv plant.

Explain how you (your team) will execute to make this idea/product successful? What gives you (your team) an advantage over others already in the market or new to this market?

The product is in the market and we have integrated it in more than 100 MW of pv plants so far.