Performance Monitoring using Pecos¶
Advances in sensor technology have rapidly increased our ability to monitor natural and human-made physical systems. In many cases, it is critical to process the resulting large volumes of data on a regular schedule and alert system operators when the system has changed. Automated quality control and performance monitoring can allow system operators to quickly detect performance issues.
Pecos is an open source python package designed to address this need. Pecos includes built-in functionality to monitor performance of time series data. The software can be used to automatically run a series of quality control tests and generate customized reports which include performance metrics, test results, and graphics. The software was developed specifically for solar photovoltaic system monitoring, but it can be customized for other applications.
To cite Pecos, use one of the following references:
- K.A. Klise and J.S. Stein (2016), Performance Monitoring using Pecos, Technical Report SAND2016-3583, Sandia National Laboratories.
- K.A. Klise and J.S. Stein (2016), Automated Performance Monitoring for PV Systems using Pecos, 43rd IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference (PVSC), Portland, OR, June 5-10. pdf