GPS and Solar Farms: A Match Made in Technology Heaven

How GPS Tracking Makes Expanding Sun Power Easier

How GPS Tracking Makes Expanding Sun Power Easier

Without the Sun, Earth could not support life.

The Sun is why the plants grow, warms the planet’s surface, atmosphere, oceans, and is an amazing source of vitamin D for animals and humans.

The Earth’s number one energy source, fundamentally, is the Sun’s rays. shutterstock_172903175

Utilizing this abundant, renewable, reliable energy to power our cars, buildings, etc. is an obvious direction for every nation.

“The amount of energy from the sun that falls on Earth’s surface is enormous. All the energy stored in Earth’s reserves of coal, oil, and natural gas is matched by the energy from just 20 days of sunshine.” –UCS (Union of Concerned Scientists)

Businesses Are Catching On To This Amazing Energy Source

Photovoltaic power stations, also known as solar farms, are becoming more and more common all over the world.

What exactly is a solar farm? According to the Oxford Dictionary, a solar farm is:

“An installation or area of land in which a large number of solar panels are set up in order to generate electricity.”

Solar power plants are electricity alternatives to nuclear or fossil power stations, and other types of renewable energy sources (such as wind power).

Countries already utilizing solar farms include:

  • China
  • Spain
  • Germany
  • Thailand
  • India
  • Italy
  • the United Kingdom
  • Korea
  • Canada
  • Australia
  • Peru
  • the United States, and more

shutterstock_135633248The largest solar plant in the world, the Ivanpah Solar Power Facility, located in the California Mojave Desert, was recently opened on February 13, 2014.

According to officials, Ivanpah generates 392 megawatts of energy.

The farm will reduce carbon emissions by over 400,000 tons each year, and the economic benefits are estimated to be $3 billion.

Ivanpah has 86 regular employees, and cost $2.2 billion to build.

A solar energy power plant of that size located in the desert, or any solar farm frankly, will be hard to keep tabs on without a direct connection to the farm from any location.

GPSTrackIt can Help Monitor Crews, Protect Equipment,
Create a Safer Workplace, and Save Money.

“GPSTrackIt’s global GPS tracking solutions provide secure, reliable vehicle and equipment monitoring for solar and wind energy operations in almost every location across the planet.

Cellular or global satellite coverage enables worldwide monitoring in most regions, including rural and remote areas [using] CDMA/GSM cellular and T5000 communications satellite GPS tracking.

With coverage across 80% of the earth’s surface, energy production managers can monitor urban, rural and remote operations in real-time, protect equipment and assets, and keep teams secure, on schedule and in touch.”

With an on demand source to locate vehicles, equipment and assets with ease, the responsibilities of managing solar farms are more successfully met.

shutterstock_124931591In remote areas GPSTrackIt’s T5000 Satellite provides a stable, secure tracking solution for a solar energy power station.

The T5000 is specifically constructed for 24/7 real-time tracking wherever cellular coverage is unreliable.

“With up to 80% of the Earth’s surface in view, vehicles, equipment and personnel can be located in moments by desktop, laptop, SmartPhone or tablet.”

GPS has evolved to become an excellent ally for so many businesses, organizations, and individuals.

Solar farms utilizing GPS tracking will help solar power grow, and be as successful as possible.

Photovoltaic power stations harnessing the Sun’s energy, paired with satellite or cellular GPS tracking, can be considered something like a super couple of technology.

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