Solar farms are generally located at remote location. Hence a monitoring system is an essential part of a PV plant. Typically a Solar farm monitoring and control systems (SMC) comprises of solar inverter, SCADA, and string monitoring units. A monitoring system allows the yield of the plant to be monitored and compared with theoretical calculations. It can alert you on a daily basis if there is a generation is less. Faults can therefore be detected and corrected before having any significant effect on production.
ConnectedSCADA’s proprietary monitoring system guarantees accuracy, reliability and timeliness. We use the most advanced IoT based technologies in designing our solution. This allows us to ensure that we are able to capture the most accurate data in every time. Moreover, the data acquisition happens in real time hence you can easily see the most recent state of your Solar Farm at any given point in time!
The key to a reliable monitoring and fault detection methodology is to have good simultaneous measurements of the environmental conditions and plant power output. Our solution allows you to not just capture Voltage and Current data but also other aspects such as temperature, humidity, weather conditions etc. Since all of this data is stored on our cloud based servers, it is readily accessible to you for any analysis / projections that you may want to do. This data can also be used to forecast trends in production and consumption of power.
Our solution supports most of the communication protocols (MODBUS, IEC etc.) and is compatible with PLCs running on SCADA. Apart from this the system can work on Ethernet or GSM based connectivity protocols (2G, 3G or 4G). As a result, you can not only monitor but control your solar farm remotely and that too in real time.
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- Advanced detection of abnormal conditions
- Provides 24/7 access to current operational data, trends, alarm history and messaging from a central location or remotely
- Flexible, scalable architecture by using IoT gateway
- Easily installed on new or legacy transformers from any manufacturer.
- Easily configurable Alarms and Alerts
- Can work in low network areas
- Operations management:
- The performance management (either onsite or remote) of the solar PV power plant to enable the monitoring of inverters or strings at the combiner box level.
- Alarm management:
- Flagging any element of the power plant that falls outside pre-determined performance
- Failure or error messages can be automatically generated and sent to the power plant service team via email or text message.
- The generation of yield reports detailing individual component performance, and benchmarking the reports against those of other components or locations.
- Energy from PV. Measured using an accumulative DC energy meter. If the charge controller displays incoming energy from PV
- Energy to AC load. Measured using an accumulative AC energy meter. If the inverter is displaying energy going to AC load, this value can possibly be used.
- Energy to DC load. Measured using an accumulative DC energy meter. If the charge controller displays energy going to DC load, this value can possibly be used.