13 Sep '17, 3pm

Why Solar SCADA is Taking Center Stage in Grid Modernization

Why Solar SCADA is Taking Center Stage in Grid Modernization

Implementing the equipment and communications to support DER regulations enables owners and operators to deploy low-cost SCADA for greater internal visibility into the plant operations. SunSpec standards fix the location and interpretation of data on solar equipment, including inverters, thus greatly reducing the time required to map the equipment to the SCADA software. With SunSpec’s discovery mechanism it is possible for the SCADA to learn how the equipment communicates and automatically map its parameters for monitoring and controlling the asset, essentially eliminating the need for point-to-point commissioning and greatly reducing the cost of SCADA (a rule of thumb is that 80 percent of the time spent on a Modbus SCADA configuration is in the mapping of registers to SCADA variables).

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