Initial test results from the Living Lab in the South of Spain are looking good. SIARQ is testing the first Solar HUB prototype there, in partnership with Tecnalia and the University of Cádiz.
Performance of the product during this installation phase:
Radiation: The location of the prototype is in an area subject to high levels of radiation. The highest radiation the system was subjected to was 950-910 W/m2.
Energy Management: The battery reaches maximum charge between 10:45 and 11:30 each day, indicating that the battery only requires a quarter of its capacity to run all night.
Temperature: The Solar HUB has a ventilation system designed to keep internal temperatures below 50ºC to preserve any tech housed within it. The ventilation system has performed very well, successfully keeping temperatures below 38ºC.
The first graph shows the amount of sunlight on each day. Spikes in the graph indicate cloud cover, and possibly factors such as reflection.
The second graph shows the energy management of the device. The orange line represents the battery and the blue line the photovoltaic cells. The cells start working at around 8 in the morning, and then stop working mid-morning at around 11:30, when the battery is fully charged.