PV Powered announces the release of a new tool to help owners monitor and evaluate the performance of their photovoltaic (PV) power systems. The PVM1010 data monitoring system provides owners with current and historical data, allowing them to easily see how their PV system is performing and helping them ensure that they are achieving the maximum energy harvest for their PV investment. Continuous performance monitoring tracks the PV system throughout the day and can indicate the existence of conditions that decrease power output such as dirt accumulation on the solar panels and objects that may be blocking light from reaching their panels. Regularly analyzing system trends can help owners and installers develop maintenance and servicing schedules and quickly spot any performance issues. The PVM1010 is the only data monitoring device on the market today that is designed to be installed directly inside a solar inverter. Installation of the UL Listed data interface module inside the enclosure of the inverter provides a direct connection to the unit as well as protection from the elements and can be easily performed by any PV Powered-authorized installer. The module then plugs into the owner’s existing Internet connection via a standard CAT5 network cable and transmits system data to a secure server where it is logged analyzed and displayed in a simple to understand format. The product is available exclusively through authorized PV Powered resellers and installers.For more information on the data monitoring system, visit the PV Powered website linked below.