Solar Power Monitoring Systems

Morris, Lindsay
September 2010
Power Engineering;Sep2010, Vol. 114 Issue 9, p38
Trade Publication
The article focuses on solar power monitoring systems. Particular focus is given to the developments in remote and wire-free monitoring in solar plants, such as fiber optic monitoring devices and cellular-based technologies. One such system is the EtherCAT fiber-optic based remote monitoring system from Beckhoff, which has the ability to identify areas of failure and can be easily accessed. Other systems include the ArgusON brand of Solar Power Management solution, EOS Array string-level monitoring device, and the SKF Multilog WMx wireless system.


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