RTUs acquire data from the sensors mounted on PV cells and inverters, this data is routed to the WebNMS IoT Platform via Ethernet for data processing. Web-based interface enable the operators to take control of the solar farms from any location at any time, while the system’s open communication protocols enable the solar farm’s easy integration with any renewable assets in the operator’s portfolio.
- WebNMS’s modular design also grants maximum flexibility, allowing operators to tailor the system according to their specific needs.
- Operators can review the status of all the configured assets at a glance
- Comprehensive report regarding the plants' operational status and performance, as configured by the operator
Operators receive real-time information such as equipment status, production data from the inverters, environmental conditions of PV panels, and weather conditions across the solar farm.
WebNMS Big Data & analytics module accurately forecasts weather and component failure using data from the monitoring devices. With this high level of insight, operators can accurately forecast the amount of energy that can be stored or relayed to the grid.
Components of solar panels are subjected to serious damage caused by extreme weather conditions. The unforeseen failure of a component in a PV panels or inverter can have adverse impact on economic return and performance; the right approach is to employ condition monitoring technique as it optimizes the process and greatly reduces the overheads and cost of maintenance.
WebNMS Solar Farm Manager proactively detects issues so that the operators can plan and optimize maintenance outages – increasing availability, improving reliability, and lowering maintenance cost. Employing predictive condition based maintenance strategy also gives the advantage to prevent major damages to equipment. Which in-turn reduces the fault frequency and maximizes the lifetime of the entire plant and its individual components.
The electrical power generated by the PC depends on a number of factors: the total incoming radiation, the angle of incidence, the module temperature, and other parameters. WebNMS Solar Farm Manager enables the operators to visualize the real-time data from the solar panels and inverters.
WebNMS Solar Farm Manager allows comparison of key performance indicators of solar power plants. Deviations in performance are calculated with high accuracy and deviations are imitated by SMS or email to operators to help them achieve maximum economic return.
Real-time analysis and comparison between the energy produced by the plant and the estimation of the energy that should have been facilitates the detection of potential issues in the installation. Operators can also Identify inverters with loss of energy, plotting the period when production is less than expected.
WebMNS Solar Farm Manager provides a comprehensive view of the entire solar plant. Operators can view alert status and monitor multiple plants simultaneously through a unified dashboard.
Alerts are pushed through email and SMS in case of major failures and during non-optimal performance of the system. Furthermore, they have capability to send instructions to the RTU to mitigate an emergency situation. Historical report module provides the operator a powerful tool to analyze amount of energy produced by the system throughout the day, week, month, and year.
Access control module enforces selective restriction of access to reports, alarm, and device status to plant developers, operations & maintenance (O&M staff), and field operators.