Trying to assess whether or not your solar power system is functioning optimally may be difficult without prior solar energy knowledge, or if you aren’t physically present to constantly track its production. The solution for this gap in your solar energy power plant knowledge comes in the form of remote energy monitoring systems. If you haven’t heard of this management system before, you may be wondering, what is it? How does it work? And lastly, how may it benefit me? Here are the answers.
What are Remote Monitoring Systems?
Energy monitoring systems are usually applications that help customers track the performance and overall health of solar power plants, as well as scan for defects in them. By being able to access this information remotely, customers can check up on their solar energy power plants quickly and efficiently, to ensure that all systems are functioning smoothly. While previously juggling several plants may have been stressful, even if you have multiple solar power plants, you can easily view all of their statistics and potential failures using the features provided in remote monitoring systems.
How does it work?
All you have to do is download the energy monitoring system. The applications differ according to different renewable energy companies. Once downloaded, you can begin to navigate the astonishingly simple user interface that has been providing solar power plant owners with maximum information at the most accessible level. The remote monitoring system connects to the following features of your solar power system to deliver information through the app:
1. Uses weather sensors to detect the possibility of unfavourable weather conditions, in which case it will alert you to predicted lower levels of functioning. Conversely, if the weather is ideal for solar energy production yet the solar power system is failing to supply the expected amounts of energy, it will alert you to possible malfunctioning. In which case you can contact the solar power plant company to schedule an inspection.
2. Accesses the solar photovoltaic strings to look out for anomalies or defects in the functioning of each string. It then gives detailed feedback on their functioning.
3. Collates data from the solar inverter in the solar power plant system to scan for possible malfunctioning as well as determine the plant’s functioning. By repeatedly storing the functioning of the plant on different days, the energy monitoring system can then understand the average productivity of the plant, and this provides a base level from which higher or lower levels of production can be monitored.
4. Observes the energy meter to ensure that all energy transfers happen with a minimal loss of solar energy. In case there are large amounts of solar energy being lost in transfers, the remote monitoring system alerts you to this.
How does it benefit the customer?
The biggest benefits of energy monitoring systems are their easy use, remote functioning, as well as acting as huge money savers in the long run. Without them, there could be energy lost in the form of faulty transfers, lower productivity, or other malfunctioning errors that could not be seen without statistics provided.
To learn more about Ampuls Solar’s energy monitoring system, and to keep track of your solar plant’s health, click here.