PLC SCADA VS IOT SCADA

PLC SCADA vs IOT BASED SCADA

  SCADA stands for Supervisory Control And Data Acquisition; it is a computer-based control system used to gather and analyse the real-time data in industries. The purpose is to monitor and control of process and equipment. First generation SCADA comprised of rugged hardware called PLCs which connected to various sensors and collected data in digital Read More

SOLAR ROOFTOPS – O&M Challenges

SOLAR ROOFTOPS – O&M Challenges

  Indian Government has set an ambitious target to install 100 GW of solar capacity by 2022, out of which 40 GW has to come from rooftop projects. However, the country has managed to set up just over 2 GW of solar rooftop capacity so far, while the target for the financial year 2017-18 was 5 Read More

India's Top PV Monitering System

Is Your PV Remote Monitoring/SCADA System Functional?

Have you invested in a best in class Solar PV SCADA and now unable to monitor your PV Plant? You are not alone! There are several Solar PV Plant owners repenting their decision on the choice of PV Monitoring system/SCADA. At Avi Solar Energy, our Analytics & Monitoring team studied and analysed over 1GW of Read More

Snail Trails on Solar Panels – an aesthetic issue or a performance limiter?

Snail Trails on Solar Panels– an aesthetic issue or a performance limiter? As Solar Plants age, Developers must reckon many problems. Modules do degrade over time and may underperform. Microcracks may develop as modules are exposed to the elements all through their life time. Some modules may inherently have had micro cracks from the time Read More

Replenish your Non-functional Solar PV Plant SCADA

Replenish your Non-functional Solar PV Plant SCADA  Have you Invested in a world-class Solar PV SCADA and now unable to monitor your PV Plant? You are not alone! There are several Solar PV Plant owners repenting their decision on the choice of SCADA supplier. Avi Solar Energy Pvt Ltd., with their experience of managing over Read More

Solar PV Forecasting & Scheduling – Integrated with EagleSun SCADA

Forecasting and Scheduling (F&S) regulations for renewable energy generators, specifically for Solar PV plant owners has been communicated by SLDC and the industry has started gearing up for its impact! The effective dates for DSM penalty are in place for many states. The requirement is to submit  day-ahead power generation  which can be done using Read More

Challenges in Operations and Maintenance of a solar plant

  Preventive Maintenance: Preventive Maintenance includes routine inspection and servicing of all plant equipment. It is a necessary activity to prevent breakdowns and reduce energy yield losses. Following the Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) and standard Checklists helps ensure consistency and quality of work. Condition Monitoring: Condition based Monitoring involves monitoring of equipment condition and plant Read More

Factors Affecting Solar PV Power Plant Performance

Solar Photo Voltaic Power Plants are designed to last 25 years or more. However, during the life time of a Solar PV Power Plant there are many factors that can affect Plant performance. During the Plant design stage, a study is done using Simulation software (viz PVSYST) to arrive at the likely monthly and yearly Read More

Maximum Power Point Tracking Technique

A PV Panel consists of several photovoltaic cells in series and parallel connections. Series connections are responsible for increasing the voltage of the module whereas the parallel connection is responsible for increasing the current in the array. Typically, Solar Panel has converting efficiency of 8 to 15 % of the Incident Solar Irradiance into electrical energy. I-V Read More

Thermography-A Quick Analysis

Solar energy is one of the cleanest forms of energy. With increase in power demand and subsidies available from local governments, countries like India are opting more for solar energy; Availability of sun shine and vast land area is an added advantage. With this the number of challenges in operation and maintenance services has also Read More