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