Part 1 –
Three sites are provided which display and allow download of energy data from PV solar panels. Soltrex, Heliotronics, and Solar Schoolhouse serve a variety of users across many states. In general, the data they provide are similar, although the specific type available at each portal and the way to access it may vary. Preview the Soltrex, Sunviewer, and Solar Schoolhouse portals to locate the data you need.
Part 2 –
Look more closely at the data from nearly raw values every 15 minutes to aggregated and averaged forms over longer time periods. Analyze the graphs of daily, monthly, or annual data.
Part 3 –
Compare data from two different geographic areas to analyze installations that vary in their maximum power capacity. In addition, compare two schools that are geographically near each other and that have the same power capacity outputs. Use online graphics and tables, as well as download data and create graphs in Excel.
Part 4 –
Examine the carbon emissions that have been avoided by the solar energy generated at sites where solar panels have been installed. Look at typical home use and compare it to the amount of energy these panels have generated.