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SRML stations: Bend, OR (PV)
(Latitude: 44.06; Longitude: -121.31; Altitude: 1124 m)

This station in Bend, Oregon is designed to monitor the performance of a solar elctric system as part of a project with the Energy Trust of Oregon. The station came on-line on January 22, 2004. New inverter installed May 2, 2006. On October 17, 2008 a new PV system and inverter were installed. Monitoring of the new system commenced on January 2, 2009. Links in the tables below will take you to more in-depth information about the accuracy of data collected and the instruments in use.

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Bend (PV) 2004 - present
Data type Instrument Data interval Period of record
Solar radiation data
Global Kipp and Zonen Sp-Lite pyranometer 5 min. 2004-2015
1 min. 2015-now
Kipp and Zonen CM 11 pyranometer 1 min. 2021-now
Tilted South 32° (azimuth 178°) Kipp and Zonen Sp-Lite pyranometer 5 min. 2004-2015
1 min. 2015-now
Meteorological data
Wind speed   5 min. 2004-2015
1 min. 2015-now
Temperature   5 min. 2004-2015
1 min. 2015-now
Cell temperature.   5 min. 2004-2015
1 min. 2015-now
Solar cell performance
3.6 kW array   5 min. 1/2/09-2015
1 min. 2015-Now
1.12 kW array   5 min. 2004-10/17/08

Station maintenance

This station is located at Sunlight Solar Energy in Bend, Oregon. Thanks to Paul Israel for his assistance.

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