Remote Monitoring of Solar Power Generation Facilities

With the construction of increasingly larger solar power plants, the issue of how to collect data from the equipment in real-time is a major issue. Photovoltaic (PV) power plants typically include multiple vendor inverters, convergence boxes, high/low AC/DC power distribution cabinets and other equipment. Efficiently utilizing communication gateways to collect field data and then transferring it to the Cloud platform through wired, 3G and Wi-Fi networks is essential to achieve intelligent remote operation and maintenance in PV power plants, thus improving power generation efficiency and security management. From Edge connectivity to networking infrastructure and remote management, Advantech offers over 500 products fit for a variety of solar solutions.


Reliable Data Transmission Network

Reliable and secure data transmission using GPRS/3G/4G/Wi-Fi wireless technology and Industrial Ethernet infrastructure

PV equipment is often outdoors and scattered over vast and remote areas making it difficult to transmit data from the field to the PV Plant. Advantech provides several products to integrate data within a certain area and transfer it to the plant operation & control center through a 3G/4G/GPRS communication network. Furthermore, Advantech’s Industrial Ethernet Solution helps to ensure smooth and secured data transmission.

  • IEEE 802.11 a/b/g/n Wi-Fi AP/Client
  • IEEE 802.11 b/g/n Wi-Fi IO module
  • Hardened LTE Cellular Router certified Verizon & AT&T
  • Hardened Gigabit Ethernet with fiber up-link
  • X-Ring Pro (Network self-healing
  • Wide Temperature Specs

Featured Products
IoT Wireless I/O Modules:WISE-4000 Series
Wireless Mesh Sensor Network: Wzzard Series
4G LTE Cellular Routers: BB-RTLTE Series
Managed Switch: EKI-7710 Series
IEC 61850-3 Switch: EKI-9228G
Network Management System: WebAccess/NMS

Remote Operation Management for PV Power Plants

Real-time, cross-platform (Windows/iOS/ Android) solution with BS architecture

PV Plant operator & control center employees need to immediately understand the operating status of the power plant through handheld devices or PCs even though they are far from the PV farms. Advantech provides a real-time cross-platform (Window / iOS / Android) remote operation management solution that enables timely control and maintenance of equipment enhancing the efficiency and safety of PV plants.

  • BS architecture
  • Dash Board Viewer
  • Cross Web Browser Support
  • Analysis and operations reports
  • Centralized Management
  • Auto Topology

Featured Products
HMI/SCADA Software: WebAccess
Network Management System: WebAccess/NMS
IEC-61850 Server: ECU-4784 Series
Serial Device Servers: EKI-1300 Series

Multi-Protocol Data Acquisition

Support for Multiple Power Communication Protocols including IEC 60870, Modbus, & DNP3

PV plants often use a wide range of electrical equipment from different manufacturers making the integration of devices challenging. To meet the different connection demands, Advantech provides gateways and remote acquisition modules that support multiple power communication protocols making it easier to rapidly acquire the needed data from the PV equipment.

  • X86 / RISC platform
  • IEC60870 / Modbus / DNP3
  • Support 3G / GPRS / WiFi / Zigbee
  • Multiple serial ports / network ports

Featured Products
RS-485 I/O Modules: ADAM-4000 Series
Ethernet I/O Modules: ADAM-6000 Series
DIN-rail Controllers: UNO-1000 Series
PC-based Controllers: APAX-5580 Series
Intelligent Remote Terminal Unit: ADAM-3600 Series
Wireless Industrial Gateways: ECU-1000 Series
Automation Panels: TPC Series
Operator HMIs: WA-HT Series

PV equipment is often scattered over vast and remote areas. By using Wi-Fi to integrate data within a certain area and transferring to control center and operation center through 3G/4G/GPRS communication network implementation can be accelerated while providing stable transmission.

  • IEEE 802.11 a/b/g/n Outdoor Wi-Fi AP
  • IEEE 802.11 a/b/g/n Wi-Fi AP/Client
  • RS-232/485/422 to GPRS

Featured Products
IoT Wireless I/O Modules: WISE-4000 Series
Wireless Mesh Sensor Network: Wzzard Series
4G LTE Cellular Routers: BB-RT3G Series

Application Diagram


Video - Advantech Power & Energy Solutions

Many countries are becoming concerned with developing diverse methods of energy transmission, as well as increasing the efficiency of energy use. This is increasing the demand of energy monitoring systems. Advantech’s rich experience in the automation industry allows us to provide a wide range of internationally certified components and solution packages for controlling and monitoring of various energy systems.

Watch the video to learn more about some of Advantech’s core Power & Energy application.

Case Studies


For a large-scale PV system which exists in a harsh environment and has a complicated deployment, the network plays a key role to accurately collecting the front-end data, delivering it to the monitoring and management system. Advantech’s industrial wireless APs not only provide stable transmission but also offer scalability to achieve fast, stable, cost-saving and various requirements.


As PV power plants continue to increase, centralized management and information integration become thorny problems. Advantech’s intelligent PV plant monitoring system is a visual, manageable and controllable solution which can integrate scattered PV stations to provide aggregated data and unified management platform to achieve real-time control and improve the overall effectiveness of maintenance and operation management in PV plants.

The irradiance determines the power generations. To optimized power generation, the solar energy cell panel needs to be adjusted and keeps facing the direction with the strongest sunlight. With Advantech’s solar monitoring system, the solar energy cell panel becomes more intelligent. Also, the status of the equipment can be ensured.

Product Selection

IoT Wireless Devices


WISE-4000 SeriesIoT Wireless I/O Modules

Wzzard SeriesWireless Mesh Sensor Network

BB-RTLTE Series4G LTE Cellular Routers

EKI-1300 SeriesSerial Device Servers



ECU-1152Wireless Industrial Gateway

APAX-5580PC-based Controller

UNO-1000Series DIN-rail Controller

ADAM-3600Intelligent Remote Terminal Unit

Remote I/O Modules


ADAM-4000 SeriesRS-485 I/O Modules

ADAM-6000 SeriesEthernet I/O Modules



ECU-4784 SeriesIEC-61850 Servers

Human Machine Interfaces


TPC SeriesAutomation Panels

WA-HT SeriesOperator HMIs

Ethernet Switches


EKI-7000 SeriesManaged Switch

HMI/SCADA Software


WebAccess Series
Browser-based Software

Network Management System


Network Management System

New Energy

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With a continuing increase of wind power and photovoltaic farms, the enormous grid connection operating the wind turbine and photovoltaic power station management has become the key to improving profit and reducing the operation costs. Effective production management systems and remote diagnosis analysis systems are necessary tools for new creating energy in remote regions.

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