Park management: automation and networking

Park management: automation and networking

Optimum networking

Increase the efficiency of your system with intelligent automation and networking.

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  • Solution for segment control

    The profitable operation of large photovoltaic systems requires continuous monitoring and control at segment level.

Use continuous operating data acquisition and intelligent data management to enhance the efficiency and yield of your photovoltaic system. The network infrastructure components from Phoenix Contact allow you to securely and reliably network your ground-mounted photovoltaic system.

Thanks to intelligent automation and visualization tools, you can continuously record and evaluate data from the ground-mounted system. Furthermore, you can maintain ground-mounted systems remotely via public networks.

Your advantages

  • Low engineering and operating costs, thanks to intelligent automation solutions
  • Redundant and thus failsafe networks
  • Standardized data transmission according to SunSpec® or IEC 61850
  • Fast engineering, thanks to dedicated function blocks

Networking

Switch in the application  

Network components for the secure operation of photovoltaic systems

Network your ground-mounted system quickly and easily with components from Phoenix Contact and create redundant and firewall-protected networks.

Irrespective of which transmission medium you use, we have the right network components for you to set up a failsafe communication solution. The basis for this includes the high-performance Gigabit switches, modems, and media converters.

Monitor and control

Array Control in the application  

Continuously record and evaluate all data from the photovoltaic system

The profitable operation of large photovoltaic systems requires continuous monitoring and control at segment level.

The Array Control switchgear and controlgear assembly from Phoenix Contact performs this function and records all relevant data related to the current performance of the arrays, the ambient conditions, and the inverter status. This data is transmitted to a higher-level SCADA system in the central control room.

Automation and visualization

Irradiation curves of photovoltaic systems  

Customer-specific visualization solutions for photovoltaic systems

Continual control is the key to efficient photovoltaic park management. Phoenix Contact provides standard and customer-specific solutions for the automation and visualization of photovoltaic systems.

Innovative software products such as libraries for function blocks according to IEC 61131. A variety of drivers for dataloggers and interfaces for inverters complete the overall package.

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

A 10 MW photovoltaic park consists of approximately 2500 strings with around 20 solar panels. Since the accumulated data volume is very large, the photovoltaic park is divided into individual arrays.

Each array here consists of a multitude of string combiner boxes, inverters, and monitoring components.

Operate photovoltaic systems efficiently

Optimum yield from photovoltaic systems thanks to operating data acquisition and data management

PHOENIX CONTACT (Pty) Ltd.

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P.O. Box 916
ZA-Ferndale 2160
+27/11/801-8200

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