Maximizing Efficiency in Your Solar Power Plant: As an investor in solar power plants, you may be primarily focused on the plant’s capacity to generate electricity. However, the importance of other components like software systems, monitoring equipment, and sensors should not be overlooked. Given that a solar power plant is a long-term investment expected to operate for several decades, any equipment failure or inadequate monitoring can significantly impact its efficiency.
Multiple factors ranging from dust, dirt, and tree shadows, to the malfunctioning of parts, connectors, and cables, can influence a solar power plant’s efficiency. Therefore, identifying and rectifying these issues promptly is paramount to ensure maximum return on investment. This is where RetGen steps in.
The Importance of Effective Monitoring
Standard monitoring tools track several parameters related to the energy produced by the solar plant. While inverter-based monitoring tools and some manufacturers’ integrated monitoring solutions do offer some insight, they often fail to provide a comprehensive picture of the plant’s efficiency.
In contrast, RetGen’s advanced monitoring system offers a multitude of benefits:
Maximizing Efficiency in Your Solar Power Plant With RetGen
- Instant Tracking of Production Point: RetGen uses international protocols to collect data from the plant’s generation points via Remote Terminal Units (RTUs) located in SCADA Units. It also allows for real-time monitoring of digital signals and converts any faults into alarms instantly.
- Workforce Management System: RetGen ensures immediate detection of malfunctions and alarm notifications, allowing swift follow-up until the problem is resolved. It also aids in assigning the alarm to the appropriate technical personnel, thus ensuring swift and efficient problem-solving.
- Flexible Alarm and Event Creation: Since power plants may vary based on several parameters, RetGen provides flexible tools for creating various alarms and triggers, providing a tailored monitoring experience.
- Remote Command Transmission: RetGen is capable of receiving digital signals via international protocols and transmitting commands remotely to specific points. This means local issues can be resolved swiftly and with minimal manpower under the control of expert teams.
- Production/Consumption Reports: RetGen is able to present a multitude of reports, from summary reports to extremely detailed production/consumption reports, instantly and on a regular basis.
- Alarm Notifications: RetGen ensures that any alarms generated at the station are promptly delivered to the relevant people via email, SMS, or mobile apps.
- Accessing GTI Data and Creating PR: RetGen calculates the performance ratio using the IEC61724 standard and radiation data from the power plants’ pyranometers or reference cells, alerting the relevant people if the performance ratio is low.
By embracing the innovative tools and services offered by RetGen, investors can improve their ability to monitor the performance of their solar power plants, take preventative measures to maintain efficiency, and thus optimize their investment returns.