UL’s Data Management Dashboard and monitoring service provides you access to our team of expert meteorologists who work directly with your team to monitor and manage the status of the data collected through your on-site wind or solar measurement program in order to ensure the highest quality of data. The service is for customers managing met towers, solar stations and remote sensors at one or multiple locations. Our meteorologists will monitor and report on the status of your data weekly, and you will have 24/7 access to our fast, secure online platform.
Whether you have one tower or a fleet of towers, you can view and retrieve:
- Statistics (mean speed, data recovery, shear, turbulence intensity, and temperature)
- Plots (hourly and daily average wind speed, speed frequency distribution, wind rose)
- Downloadable reports
- Site commissioning forms and photographs
- Instrument history, status, and faults
- Raw and complied data
- Quality-controlled data
- How it works
UL helps Data Management Dashboard users configure loggers to deliver data to our systems on a regular schedule (e.g., daily), usually via email or FTP. We can also import any data previously collected. Our software will decode and quality control the data as soon as it is received, then it transfers this information to a master database where all your data are stored. A meteorologist will review the data every week to verify the integrity. Once uploaded, you will be able to view your data immediately on the Data Management Dashboard through a password-protected login. Summary reports can be generated at any time and for any period with the click of a button, and both raw and quality-controlled data files can be downloaded to your computer.
Key benefits and applications
Access your data wherever and whenever you want.
Retrieve and view information for any period of record, past and present, and from any computer connected to the Internet.
Achieve high uptime and avoid data gaps.
With the Data Management Dashboard, you have the comfort of knowing our meteorologists are regularly checking your data for signs of sensor degradation and failures. We will alert you of problems so that you can quickly replace failing instruments and keep data gaps to a minimum. Our goal is 100% data recovery.
Quality control you can trust.
We apply rigorous quality-control methods to ensure that the data you see are as accurate as possible. Suspected problems such as icing and sensor failures are automatically flagged and removed from summary statistics.
Security you can count on.
Nothing is more important to us than keeping your data safe and secure. The Dashboard is hosted at a physically secure facility and protected by redundant switches, firewalls, and backup power to all systems. Data are backed up daily to redundant locations.
Set the stage for success.
Letting UL help you manage your wind or solar resource data, helps ensure successful outcomes for your wind or solar project down the road. Our staff will get to know your site and have high confidence in the quality and integrity of the data collected. This will make for a seamless transition to assessing the site’s resource and energy production potential.