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Using Inverters for PV Performance Monitoring Over the Internet Roger Hicks Data Monitoring Product Manager. Objectives. Make a cost effective inverter-based data monitoring system that uses the internet Make it simple to deploy Make it easy to upgrade and expand

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Using Inverters for PV Performance Monitoring Over the InternetRoger HicksData Monitoring Product Manager

objectives
Objectives
  • Make a cost effective inverter-based data monitoring system that uses the internet
  • Make it simple to deploy
  • Make it easy to upgrade and expand
  • Make use of existing infrastructure and standards
  • Make it valuable for multiple types of users
who benefits
Who Benefits
  • System Users
    • See what the system is doing
  • Equipment Makers
    • Remote troubleshooting
  • Installers
    • Enhanced customer support
  • Service Providers
    • Access to performance data
  • Program Administrators
    • Performance reporting
  • System Owners
    • Performance monitoring
introducing pv powered data monitoring
Introducing - PV Powered Data Monitoring

mypvower.com

database server

Inverter with a

PVM1010

Inverter with a

PVM1010

3rd Party Monitoring

Inverter with a

PVM1010

User location

development efforts
Development Efforts
  • PVM1010
    • Data monitoring module designed and approved to work with PVPowered inverters
  • Mypvpowered.com
    • Web portal and secure database server for information storage and user interaction
  • Field testing
    • Six months of experience with over 100 beta units operating on PVPowered inverters
  • Availability
    • Now shipping PVM1010
    • Supporting basic web monitoring services on mypvpowered.com
    • Still beta testing additional functionality for later release
installation of the pvm1010
Installation of the PVM1010
  • Plug the module into the RS232 port
  • Connect to your broadband network router with a standard Cat5 cable
  • Log into www.mypvpower.com
  • Enter user registration information
  • The PVM1010 will report to the PVPowered web server
  • View the output on mypvpower.com
quick and easy user registration
Quick and Easy User Registration
  • Go to: www.mypvpower.com
    • Select “register” page
  • Step 1 – Warranty
    • Enter information for 10yr inverter and 1yr module warranty registration
  • Step 2 – MyPVPower.com
    • Select the option to create a private mypvpower.com account
  • Step 3 – Ongoing monitoring
    • go to www.mypvpower.com
    • Select login page
    • View inverter performance
understanding the web interface
Understanding the Web Interface
  • Basic Information Tables
    • Historical energy – daily, weekly, monthly
    • Lifetime energy production
    • Local weather conditions
  • Detailed energy summary
    • Quick Glance
      • Total energy (kWh)
      • AC Power (kWp)
      • Heatsink Temperature
      • Inverter status
      • Model number
    • Inverter selection from list
    • Graphical energy production
      • Select daily, weekly or monthly window
interpreting the graphs
Interpreting the Graphs

Inverter transient

Ideal power production

AC over voltage

interpreting the graphs10
Interpreting the Graphs

Network interruption

Lots of Clouds

Small Clouds

Shading in the morning

third party access to inverters
Third Party Access to Inverters
  • The PVM101 can use the standard UDP connectionless protocol over TCP/IP.
  • The values coming out of the inverter are un-scaled integers.
  • The information on how to make use of the PVPowered UDP interface for inverters is available on a request basis.
third party use of inverter data
Third-Party Use of Inverter Data
  • Example of a customer created user interface for education application by making use of UDP interface
getting service and support is easy
Getting Service and Support is Easy
  • Making a Service Request
    • Home owner contact
    • Inverter serial number
    • Describe the situation in the free text field
creating real value for users
Creating Real Value for Users

Easily check the status of the PV power system

Verify expected power production

Get the most from the system over its’ whole life

Avoid the cost of unplanned maintenance

what s available in june 2007
What’s Available in June 2007
  • Fully tested and certified PVM1010 module designed by PVPowered
    • Module with MAC address and the latest factory installed firmware.
    • Ethernet port for connection to user supplied CAT5 cable
    • 1 yr manufacturer warranty
    • Suitable for use as an inverter integrated meter for performance reporting
  • MyPVPower.com website
    • Enables access to basic monitoring services for end users
    • Viewing and export of historical data over user defined date range.
    • No charge for end user access to the basic web based monitoring service
  • Compatible with the following PVPowered Inverters
    • PVP2500, PVP3500, PVP4600-208v, PVP4800, PVP5200
  • Sold by PVPowered to authorized channel partners
for more information
For More Information….
  • Contact PVPowered
    • Call: 877.312.3832
    • email: info@pvpowered.com
    • Visit: www.pvpower.com