CPS Energy provides funding to UTSA for power generation reserach
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San Antonio’s CPS Energy is providing $1.5 million for researchers at UTSA who are working on new technologies to improve power generation, including their Sky-Imager technology.
The device uses a low-cost computer and camera to determine cloud coverage in the sky above solar farms in order to predict when cloud cover will reduce power generation, allowing utilities to better prepare for what can be rapid decreases and subsequent increases in power production when the clouds pass, or ramp events.
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