The spread in recent years of wind farms and, even before, photovoltaic plants of increasing size has brought to the fore the problems relating to connection to the electrical system, the integration of these plants with existing distribution networks, control and monitoring from a remote location. As far as the control and monitoring of the entire plant is concerned, the entire supporting infrastructure, which allows communication between the systems used for the purpose (SCADA systems), is of particular importance. It is therefore advisable to carry out accurate evaluations, taking into account the problems due to the environment, in order to be able to choose the right communication channel for each application.
Having a system in full efficiency is a guarantee of performance and economic return on investment.
In addition to ordinary maintenance, it is important to establish the performance trend of the plants through the appropriate tools.
Elaborating the production data of the plants, analysing the alarms generated and drawing up periodic and intervention reports are the tools and best practices for predictive maintenance and designing re-powering solutions, optimising the cost/benefit ratio.
Kerberos offers targeted solutions for monitoring the energy injected thanks to the advanced technology of its concentrators with the function of ModBUS TCP/IP servers that allow the connection of the X-Monitor network to SCADA systems and high-precision environmental sensors.
The concentrator forwards the data to the X-Platform Easy platform with the representation of the required KPIs in real time.
With the Photovoltaic Retrofit solution, you can restore a photovoltaic system to its original efficiency.
While the control of the single string is essential to detect frequent malfunctions and manage a prompt recovery.
Wind farms are becoming increasingly popular and represent a very important source of renewable energy.
As with photovoltaic fields, it is essential to verify the efficiency of the entire plant, processing the production data of the plants, analysing the alarms generated and drawing up periodic and intervention reports.
The wireless network of X-Monitor, equipped with high sensitivity radio modules, allows you to cover large distances by reducing the number of devices, which are preconfigured and pre-installed in panels to facilitate installation.
The worry of those who own a photovoltaic system is to have the guarantee of performance and economic return on investment made.
To have an efficient system, in addition to routine maintenance, it is important to establish the trend of performance through the appropriate tools.
Kerberos, thanks to its advanced X-Monitor technology, calculates the ratio between the energy fed in and the energy consumed, checking for any anomalies and malfunctions, and creates retrofit solutions to restore the system to its original efficiency.
The data collected are made available, in real time, by KPI that can be customised on the X-Platform Easy or on proprietary platforms.