Servizio Comunitario di Informazione in materia di Ricerca e Sviluppo - CORDIS

Low Cost User Interface (hardware)

A low cost hardware user interface for communication between PV systems and the PVSAT-2 server based on Internet communication structures will be provided. The added hardware- monitoring device will allow for a reliable and precise measure­ment of the actual photovoltaic energy production. The hardware device automatically records the energy production and transfers the data to the central server once a day.

The fully automatic procedure ensures a high reliability of the measurements on the one hand, because typical human errors due to meter readings not done in due time or done incorrectly are avoided. On the other hand it makes the PVSAT-2 application easy to use.

There is also an added value for the set-up of the communication infrastructure. The gathering of performance information at the server and the two-way communication can later be used for new applications in grid management.

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Meteocontrol GmbH
Spicherer Strasse 48
Augsburg
Germany