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Solution for monitoring and controlling large-scale photovoltaics systems

30.06.2016

Array Control switchgear and controlgear assembly  

Array Control – for efficient operation of large-scale photovoltaic systems

The Phoenix Contact Array Control switchgear and controlgear assembly helps system operators and planners to implement efficient park management for large-scale photovoltaic systems.

A solar system consists of a variety of string combiner boxes, inverters, and additional monitoring components such as reference sensors, weather stations or energy meters. In order to manage the accumulated data volume, the photovoltaic park is divided into individual segments called arrays. The switchgear and controlgear assembly receives the measuring data in an array according to a uniform data model and forwards these to a central control room. Preprogrammed function blocks simplify the connection of individual components to the Array Control. In the event of a network overload, the inverter is controlled, in order to reduce the power. Furthermore, the solution takes on numerous diagnostic functions, e.g., in the event of a drop in performance in a string.


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