Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) system architecture is made up of computers, graphic user interfaces (GUI) and networked data communications. It is designed for high-level process supervisory management and is often used in solar photovoltaic power plants to maximize energy generation and take control of your systems. A customized SCADA system is a great way to monitor, control, and analyze your solar plant for both industrial and utility-scale purposes. SCADA can also be complemented with a plethora of third-party integrations to provide even more functionality beyond its base features.
Adopting a SCADA system allows you to gain more control over your industrial plant. You’ll have a much easier time detecting errors, events will be registered chronologically for full transparency and cybersecurity features will ensure that it is protected from efforts to tamper with it. SCADA systems are essentially plug and play, making it simple for all industrial plants to adopt its use and take advantage of its features.
Due to the massive amount of data that a solar plant can produce (such as inverter and tracker data, meteorological station data, third party data, etc), it’s important to consolidate it into a coherent system such as SCADA. With its automation features, graphical interface and visual reports, it makes managing and making decisions within your solar plant much easier to handle.
SCADA networks can take advantage of both wired and wireless connections, making it possible to mix and match different pieces of equipment to fit into the whole network. Since today’s solar farms are larger in size and more complex than most types of industrial plants, it’s important to use a reliable fiber network and a SCADA system to help monitor, manage and optimize energy generation. If you’re interested in the installation or maintenance of a SCADA system, don’t hesitate to contact us today and we’ll be happy to help.