SunReports has announced that it is one of the first applicants to meet the California Solar Initiative (CSI) Thermal Program's stringent requirements for monitoring systems. This announcement signifies that SunReports qualifies under the strict standards of measurement accuracy laid out by CSI solar thermal system handbook for monitoring system output.
Additionally, CSI has also selected SunReports as an official provider of performance data (PPD), meaning data collected from SunReports devices will be used to determine whether solar systems meet performance requirements for the statewide solar system rebate program.
In order to comply with CSI's strict flow meter requirements, SunReports has partnered with Grundfos, incorporating the full line of Grundfos VFS sensors into SunReports' monitoring system to satisfy the needs of CSI's "Customer Performance Monitoring (CPM)" classification.
To meet the even tighter specifications of "Measurement and Evaluation" and "True Up" classifications, SunReports partnered with ONICON, integrating its line of flow sensors and BTU meters into SunReports comprehensive performance monitoring and reporting solution.
SunReports' Apollo1 and Apollo2 monitoring devices, in combination with the Grundfos FVS sensors and ONICON flow sensors and BTU meters, will not only comply with CSI's guidelines but will also give homeowners and businesses access to system performance data of unparalleled accuracy via SunReports' web based interface.
"SunReports is pleased to offer a complete monitoring solution that meets the requirements of the California Solar Initiative (CSI) Thermal Program. Receiving approval under CSI's strict guidelines is another affirmation of our commitment to providing a highly accurate and reliable monitoring system," Thomas Dinkel, CEO of SunReports, said.
"We are eager to do whatever we can to stimulate the California solar thermal market, and feel that accurate monitoring is an important part of its growth. Strong markets are built upon transparency, and the accurate system performance data we provide provides unprecedented clarity to the industry, ultimately helping to ensure customers that their systems perform as promised."