Park management: acquisition of meteorological data

Park management: acquisition of meteorological data

Meteorological data at a glance

With the weather station from Phoenix Contact, you are kept continually informed of the efficiency of your system.

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Operators of photovoltaic systems want to be kept informed of the energy efficiency and reliability of their ground-mounted system at all times. One possible measurement of this is the performance ratio, which indicates the ratio of the actual system yield to the theoretically possible yield.

If this value decreases unexpectedly, this signifies a system error. Weather stations measure important meteorological data around the clock, such as solar irradiation, wind speed, and temperature. This data is then included in the calculation of the performance ratio.

Your advantages

  • Provision of all required I/O channels
  • Connections for all sensors
  • Optional sensor heating
  • Provision of the sensor data acquired via Modbus according to SunSpec®
  • Easy parameterization of the sensors via the web interface


Weather station in a PV system  

All common sensors can be connected to the weather station

The weather station from Phoenix Contact is designed for universal use and supports the connection of up to eleven common sensors via standard interfaces.

Furthermore, all electrical components within the weather station are reliably protected against surge voltages.


Web interface for parameterizing a weather station  

Easy parameterization of the weather station via the web interface

The individual sensors are configured easily via the web interface. No programming knowledge is therefore required in order to start up the weather station.

The acquired meteorological data is saved locally on the controller and can be called up as required.

Data transmission

Power supply and controller in the application  

Interfaces for data transmission to a SCADA system

To enable easy connection to a higher-level SCADA system, the meteorological data is provided, if necessary, in a standardized data format such as Modbus, PROFINET or SunSpec® and transmitted via Ethernet.

Access to the weather station is possible at any time thanks to the web interface within the system network.

Acquisition of meteorological data for ground-mounted systems

Operators of ground-mounted systems require the acquisition of all meteorological data provided by the sensors. This data must be transmitted to a central SCADA system for monitoring and control via suitable interfaces.

Data acquisition and transmission must be guaranteed in all ambient conditions which may occur in the field.

Acquisition of meteorological data for ground-mounted systems

Weather station for the continuous acquisition of all important meteorological data


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