Advantech Distributed Solar Power Station Management Solution

Posted by Kari Grosser on Jun 23, 2017 10:45:00 AM

An increasing number of solar power plants are planned to be built in the upcoming years. However, grid companies and power plant owners are concerned about how to ensure the accuracy and long-term storage of the time operations and how to meet the health and safety requirements from governmental agencies. A unified monitoring management system can integrate inverters and equipment from different manufacturers, categories and types, so that the monitoring can control systems can be joined. The fundamental requirements of an ideal monitoring and management system are as follows.

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Topics: Power & Energy

Overcoming Challenges with Solar PV Monitoring

Posted by Kari Grosser on Jun 19, 2017 9:45:00 AM

Collecting, storing and distributing data in real-time is a major issue for the larger solar power plants currently in operation or under construction. These photovoltaic (PV) power plants typically include inverters, convergence boxes, high/low AC/DC power distribution cabinets and other equipment. These items are often supplied by different vendors, necessitating support for multiple communication protocols including DNP2, IEC 60807, Modbus and others.

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Topics: Power & Energy

Intelligent PV Plant Monitoring Solution

Posted by Kari Grosser on Jun 5, 2017 10:30:00 AM

 

Project Introduction

Beijing's air quality is infamous for its lack of breathability, and the government isn't happy, so in order to improve it the Chinese government initiated the Golden Sun Project and, increased subsidies for solar-power generation to encourage the installation of solar PV (photovoltaic) systems. However, the growing number and variety of PV installations, centralized management and information integration of each station are increasingly difficult to manage.

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Topics: Industrial Communication, Power & Energy, Remote I/O

Solar Energy Tracking System

Posted by Kari Grosser on May 1, 2017 10:05:00 AM

Project Introduction

The irradiance determines the power generations. To optimize 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 used.

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Topics: Embedded Automation Computers, Power & Energy

Advantech/Intel Webinar: Solutions for Bridging IT/OT Convergence in Intelligent Grid

Posted by Kari Grosser on Apr 24, 2017 10:15:00 AM

 

In markets where smart grid automation integration is key there is a crucial gap in information technology (IT) and operational technology (OT). This means that many power and energy vendors' systems cannot talk and communicate with each other.

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Topics: Power & Energy

Floating Solar Power Facilities on the Horizon

Posted by Kari Grosser on Apr 23, 2017 4:45:00 PM

Utility-scale floating photovoltaic power facilities are one of the newest renewable energy ideas on the horizon. The island nation of Singapore is currently testing the economic and technical feasibility of these systems on inland bodies of water. In the future, these systems might also be feasible for offshore installations. These types of power facilities are of particular interest in Singapore and other areas with very high land costs.

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Topics: Power & Energy

Large Scale PV System Case Study

Posted by Kari Grosser on Apr 3, 2017 9:40:00 AM

Speedily deploying a stable and reliable industrial-grand wireless network system for a large-scale PV System

Project Introduction

In order to ensure that the non-fossil fuels account for 15% of China's energy consumption by 2020, the Chinese government has continued to release new energy policies to boost its domestic renewable energy use ration.

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Topics: Industrial Communication, Power & Energy

Robust Embedded PC for a Variety of Power and Energy Applications

Posted by Kari Grosser on Mar 16, 2017 10:15:00 AM

Advantech's powerful TUV certified ECU-4784 Embedded PC has been specifically designed to meet the critical requirements of power automation. IEC-61850-3 and IEEE1613 certifications demonstrate the ECU-4784's suitability for electrical power communication protocol conversion, intelligent remote data analysis, network communication security and comprehensive monitoring application, which provides higher reliability and stability, especially suitable for global power automation, energy automation and harsh environments.

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Topics: Power & Energy

Tidal Power is Becoming More Common

Posted by Kari Grosser on Mar 14, 2017 9:45:00 AM

The world is going mad for green renewable energy. However, there is one slight problem with Mother Nature providing power: it's unpredictable. Goldilocks conditions aren;t guaranteed. The wind is either too strong or too weak and in much of the world, clouds will spoil the strength of the sun. Getting things just right is more luck than judgment. Therefore, energy planners need to build far more windmills to compensate for the lulls and solar panels are only effective in the sunniest of locations.

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Topics: Power & Energy

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