Maximize Solar Output, Reduce Costs and Plan Better with Empirical Soiling Data
Soiling monitoring equipment using large area reference cells
Online dashboard allows you to monitor soiling data anywhere
Lowest maintenance solar soiling monitor solution on the market
Real-time, Actionable, Hassle-free PV Soiling Measurements
Here at Fracsun we specialize in on-site soiling loss measurement using our patented ARES soiling management system. By directly measuring soiling with local instrumentation, we eliminate uncertainty and enable your team to confidently monitor and manage soiling loss with ease.
ARES Soiling Station Features
Fast installation in under 1 hour anywhere in the array field
Self powered and cellular enabled
Cloud-based software calculates soiling loss and projects optimal wash dates
Calibrated c-Si reference cells closely match the spectral response of site modules.
Guaranteed clean irradiance measurement
Unique patented solution using proprietary technology
Our software enables your team to access key soiling metrics from anywhere.
Accessible anywhere via web portal
View key ARES soiling station data
Wash forecasting and analysis
Proactive alerts and notifications for upcoming wash dates
Download raw soiling data
Project Development Data
The impact of soiling on system performance is often poorly understood during the forecasting and planning stage of project development. Fracsun’s unique soiling dataset is the largest in the country and takes the guesswork out of project development to reduce financial risk.
General Manager Solar O&M
Clearway Energy Group
"The equipment has given us monitoring capability to compare soiling levels to generation and helped us determine at what soiling percentage do we engage the contractor so that we don’t have greater generation loss due to contractor scheduling. We can watch the soiling rate and determine ahead of time to schedule the contractor."
Michael Grenier, Managing Partner
Blu Ox Ventures
“Fracsun's soiling management solution is the first truly complete solution available to the market, and it actually makes managing solar assets easier by using sophisticated software to proactively analyze your data and cost-benefit calculations.”
Cannon Michaels, President
Bowles Farming Company
“Before implementing the ARES solution near an agricultural facility our team had difficulty determining when it was the best time to clean the array. After deploying the soiling monitoring hardware, we were able to see that we weren’t washing enough and we were able to bring cleaning in-house, saving a substantial expense on every cleaning event.”