Is there any monitoring system provided for solar system performance? What platform based is it based on? Is there a SCADA system provided with a big solar system for industries?
Yes, there are a number of monitoring systems available for the monitoring of solar systems. They are based on the SCADA system, which makes it possible for grid operators to monitor the performance of power plants with respect to constantly changing loads. Let’s talk about this in detail.
The solar industry is getting increasingly sophisticated and the technologies used are getting better year after year. The cost of the solar panels and other equipment such as inverters, batteries, etc. are coming down as well.
There are many solar equipment manufacturers who make monitoring systems based on the SCADA platform. SCADA stands for Supervisory control and data acquisition systems. These systems allow grid operators to monitor and dispatch the load to the power plants. These systems allow the operators of the solar PV systems to control them remotely and monitor their performance closely.
Most of the commercial solar power systems used by businesses and industries are not cheap. They can cost up to Rs 15 crores per MW. That is why it is all the more important for developers of solar PV plants to ensure that they are equipped with important support systems so that they give you the most bang for your money.
A solar PV monitoring system essentially involves capturing an analyzing the power plant and the various system performance indicators. It helps identify the problems facing the solar power plant which is affecting its performance so that this can be resolved in time.
It allows you to reconfigure or Re-calibrate the solar power plant as required, which eliminates the performance bottleneck. Furthermore, it makes use of sensors or meters and data loggers to give an accurate measure of the data.
Many inverters and data loggers give you the ability to export data, so that this can be viewed by the operator of the solar power plant or by you on a desktop computer, laptop or even on a smartphone or tablet.
It is beyond the scope of this article to discuss the technical details of these solar monitoring systems. But if you need to know more you are welcome to get in touch with us. Just fill in this contact form.
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