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
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
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
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
Multi-Protocol Data Acquisition
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
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
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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.
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