CloudCAM detects nearby clouds, measures cloud cover, locates clouds and cloud shadows and predicts their future location. It is designed for the solar energy industry where rapid and significant changes in solar power output result from cloud events, and CloudCAM can be used to ensure effective integration of solar to the grid
The flexible CloudCAM system can be customised to meet the end users’ requirements.
The Fulcrum3D CloudCAM delivers:
Provides real-time cloud detection and cloud cover measurements and includes:
CloudCAM systems have been in continuous use since 2012 in harsh environments in the Australian outback. These systems have proven reliability. Further long-term deployments include:
By integrating CloudCAM with Fulcrum3D’s solar monitoring system, the complete set of environmental parameters is measured within one system, allowing correlation analysis to be carried out between the various environmental parameters. For example, risk analysis can be carried out by comparing cloud measurements with actual solar radiation measurements.
Information is available 24/7 via your web browser. FlightDECK enables data to be downloaded as well as information about your CloudCAM system and location including mapping and deployment history etc to be viewed. Access is included in your annual data access fee.
CloudCAM is equipped with remote communications to transfers data to the Fulcrum3D servers via the cellular network. This is preconfigured when the unit is supplied. When on site installing the unit, FlightDECK Onboard can be used to view real time data, check mobile/cell reception strength, current logger time etc. with a laptop.