CloudCAM installed at Ti Tree and Kalkarindji
TKLN Solar is very pleased to announce that two of its sites will be operating at a higher quality thanks to the installation of a CloudCAM in each site. The CloudCAM's were installed on site in November 2015 by Epuron's solar management team and have finished being integrated into the control system.
What the CloudCAM does is essentially in its name as it simply tracks the clouds in the sky with its fish-eye lens which enables it to forecast the short term generation of its associated solar facility. This allows it to start the diesel generator early enough that it can warm up to operating power and cover for the fall in solar generation when the cloud arrives. Having the generator started early is extremely helpful in reducing the use of batteries and extends their life.