Even the remote monitoring of PV plants requires a number of trained staff to achieve the highest yield and avoid revenue losses. From overgrowing vegetation to soiling, worn cables and connectors, and malfunctioning power electronics, the list of things that can go wrong at a PV plant is long.
Monitoring systems differ in user-friendliness, ability to identify root causes of malfunctions, and, subsequently, the suppression of multiple alarms for the same defect. A worn connector, for example, can trigger alarms for the malfunction of a string, inverter underperformance, and array underperformance simultaneously. The dashboard of a monitoring system would be paved with alarms, and trained monitoring crews must spend a lot of time identifying the actual cause before sending out a maintenance crew.
In this pv magazine Webinar, we will explore how monitoring system provider meteocontrol has designed its newest software, VCOM Cloud Smart Alarms, aimed to avoid these pains. A component-based alarm system, for example, allows a single designated alarm for a single issue. Alarms for subsequent performance problems are suppressed, which helps the monitoring operator, tasked with overseeing dozens of arrays, quickly identify the problem at hand.
Fadhel Hachicha, Product Manager Cloud Solution at meteocontrol, will show us the functions of the new machine-learning-driven monitoring system. He will explain why these new functions are paramount to monitoring economics and why easy-to-use software is a good idea for businesses looking to grow their portfolios.
pv magazine Webinar content:
- Quality expectations and economics of PV plant monitoring
- Perks of suppressing false and redundant alarms
- Rapidly growing labor force in the O&M business requires easy-to-use software
- Growing asset portfolios rapidly at ease with effective monitoring solutions.
Questions can be submitted beforehand in the comments window when registering or in the chat during the live webinar. Marija Maisch, editor at pv magazine, will be the moderator of this webinar.
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