Using proactively monitoring solar panels for their functioning and addressing faults, we can retrieve efficient power output against faulty solar panels, connections, dust gathered on panels lowering output and other such issues affecting solar performance.
Faststream Technologies offers an automated IOT based solar panel monitoring/troubleshooting system that allows for automated solar panel monitoring from anywhere over the internet. As part of our solution, we make use of several IoT gateways suitable for different needs, based on SoCs like STM32, ESP32, ublox, CC3200, Silicon Labs to monitor the solar panel parameters. Our system constantly monitors the solar panel and transmits various parameters to the Cloud over IOT system. Here we make use of the IOT platform to transmit solar power parameters to Amazon/ Azure cloud /IOT server via gateway (over WiFi and Ethernet). A powerful web interface allows viewing of data in meaningful formats, enabling users to make decisions. The alerts originated from Panel comes to rescue in tackling situations like output falling below specific limits or some sort of malfunctioning. This makes remote monitoring/handling of solar plants very seamless and intuitive, addressing faults within stipulated time.
We also have Alerts and monitoring interface on Android/iPhone for distributed Solar Panel Monitoring System (SPMS). This method utilizes the Bluetooth interface of Android/iPhone as a communication link for data exchange with digital hardware of the Solar Unit.
Introduction to an instant monitoring solar panel system that is constituted with a sensor on current and voltage measurements of each panel source .The related values are measured with the developed sensing circuits and processed by 18F4450 microcontroller of Microchip. The processed parameters are then transmitted to the personal computer (PC) over MODBUS to be saved in the database and to observe the system instantly. The Coded visual interface of monitoring software can manage the saved data to analyse daily, weekly and monthly values of each measurement separately.
Our Monitoring Hardware:
Hardware-Data Concentrator with Gateway
Gateway + Logger with MODBUS over TCP/IP Interface
Gateway + Logger with MODBUS over RS485 Interface
Direct String Current Measurement
Features of our Smart IoT Gateways:
We offer Smart IoT Gateway Solutions for the Solar Industry. Our IoT Gateway Solutions provides reliable and highly scalable solutions for IoT deployment. The IoT gateway is a versatile device which reads the MODBUS memory map of any RS-485 MODBUS protocol device and sends the data to the cloud server. The data stored can be viewed as per customer requirement on dashboard. SIG is an ideal solution for online monitoring of RS-485 MODBUS data.
Our IoT Gateway Solutions mainly consist of GSM module and microcontroller based control circuit. It supports generic MODBUS RTU, MODBUS TCP/IP and MODBUS over TCP/IP Protocols for data acquisition and uses MQTT protocol to communicate with IT application databases on cloud. Multiple slave devices can be configured. It can remotely monitor all Solar panel sensor data to the cloud server.
Features of our Solar Panel Monitoring System
IOT Implementation Overview: