SolarGrade Knowledge Base

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Intro to Informational Items


What is an Informational Item?

An informational Item is used to tag information that is not an addressable issue, but needs documentation. We’ve outlined the different types below.


Types of Informational Items:


Binary Checkboxes are for questions with only two possible answers.

Example: Were you granted access to the project site? 
– Yes
– No

Note: these are not the same as Issues!


Multiple checkboxes are for prompts where there might be more than one answer.

Example: How did you hear about SolarGrade? 
– Word of mouth
– Internet search
– Social media
– White paper
– Tradeshow


You can add a date when necessary.

Example: When did the project reach COD?


A range of values can also be tagged.

Example: What was the temperature on-site?


Add a number field with optional units.

Example: What is the breaker rating?


Write instructions or gather information with freeform text.

Example: Point of Contact for Project Site? 


Prompt users to add photos. Once a user uploads a photo, they can hover over the image and click the caption icon to add a caption to the photo.

Example: Take a Photo of the Site Gate. 


Gather measurements like IV curve traces or other information in a table. Add (+) or subtract (-) rows and columns by hovering over them.

Example: Collect Combiner Box 1 string voltages. 


Specify a geolocation. Use your device GPS to input the location.

Example: Locate the Met Station on-site. 


Team members can sign off on completed information or sketch an image on their device.

Example: Did you complete the JHA?


Note your team’s progress on that particular procedure. Try out the options for the bar by inputting a minimum and maximum value.

Example: How many RSDs were replaced? 


The timestamp is a way to capture a specific date and time without entering it in manually. Just tap the “timestamp” button to pull an exact date/time.

Example: Arrival time on-site.