Wi-Fi Networks for Solar Fields

by | May 7, 2017 |

Situational Awareness anywhere in the World

Seamlessly connect a LAN (local area network) to a WAN (wide area network) for real time monitoring & control of large grid connected solar fields.
For a fraction of the cost of trenching and installing conduit for CAT5 or RS485 cable, SunSpot WiFi provides a reliable way to bring data from tracker controllers, inverters and weather stations using Ethernet to the local control room or Cloud Server. This makes retrofitting an existing field fast and easy.
Communications are much more reliable than ever before with all the benefits of a robust Ethernet network compatible with Modbus TCP or DNP3.

Install a GL-NSM2 series Wi-Fi Client at each Motor Control Station or Inverter

(anywhere you want control or get data)

Client

  • Rugged Industrial -30 to 70C Operating Temperature
  • Over 2 km range
  • Cyber Secure
  • Low cost
  • Easy to install – eliminates conduit and long wire runs.
  • Perfect for retrofits

Locate the secure Access Point Wi-Fi with a clear line of site to all Clients

(Omni directional or segmented to fit the topology of the field)

Access Point

  • Rugged Industrial -30 to 70C Operating Temperature
  • Over 2 km range
  • Cyber Secure
  • Low cost
  • Easy to install – eliminates conduit and long wire runs.
  • Perfect for retrofits

Segmented Antenna

Omni Antenna

Install a IndustrialPro® SN/RAM-6000 to connect the field to a VPN or to the Internet for Remote Monitoring & Control.

Cellular Backhaul

Cellular:
IndustrialPro cellular routers support the latest 4G LTE networks with fallback to 3G networks from leading global cellular carriers. This gives customers the flexibility to choose from a host of carriers that serve different locations.

RAM Option:

IndustrialPro cellular routers are Modbus TCP Masters which connects Tracker controllers, share data and provides a path to the GRIDview Cloud for complete remote management of the solar field.

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