Smart solar solutions
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What is the definition of Smart Solar?

Climate change, digitalization and decentralization are changing the way we consume and produce electricity. Data-centric and IoT enabled smart solar systems are the key to find the solutions on how solar energy could provide a quarter of the electricity consumed in Europe by mid-century. Smart solar is based on module-level optimization and future proof features to enable solar energy production, storage, distribution, and communication.

IoT and Data capabilities

IoT and Data capabilities

Modern Smart Solar solutions provide accurate real-time data of your solar utility. Data can be used for various purposes, from more efficient asset management and reduced operational cost to corporate and marketing communications. Typically, IoT and data enable totally new features that can be surprising. One example is that Smart Solar provides higher safety for your real estate.

More benefits of Smart Solar

The life span of your utility is more than 30 years. The world is different in the 2050’s that it is today. Be sure your solar system is future proof. Pay attention also to higher yield, easier maintenance, higher level of safety, transparency of your investment and many other thing.

Safety

Safety

Smart solar utilities offer added safety features for installers, operators and emergency personnel. The problem with conventional solar panels is that they produce electricity whenever there is light. Module-level power optimizers enable the 24/7 monitoring and automatic de-energizing of the DC-cables whenever a possible problem occurs. The whole panel array can also be de-energized to a safe voltage for firefighters to proceed with normal routines without the threat of electrocution. Remember that the value of your property is a multiple compared to solar utility – therefore invest in safety.

Lower Opex

Lower Opex

Solar energy saves your energy costs. Every megawatt-hour you produce on your own rooftop reduces your electricity bill. Nevertheless, solar utilities demand maintenance. Smart solar solutions enable maintenance at a significantly smaller cost. It has a cloud-based monitoring platform that provides module-level, string-level and system-wide data. The monitoring portal provides yield assurance through immediate fault detection, immediate alerts and shorter down-time. A smart solar system is able to bypass the fault so that the fault does not affect the performance of other components – or poses a risk to the property.

Future proof

Future proof

When investing in a solar utility, you are making an investment which has a very long lifecycle. Make sure that your solar system is future proof and easily adaptable to future features. It is certain, that in the near future solar utilities will be connected with energy storages, virtual powerplants, and grid services such as frequency regulation and demand response. All this will take place during the ongoing decade. Remember that your solar system will be operating still in the 2050's. Best way to prepare for the future is to invest in a smart solar solution which uses the most advanced data- and IoT-solutions of today.

Highest ROI

Highest ROI

Smart solar solution guarantees the best return for your investment. Smart solar solutions produce more energy, are easier to maintain and have shorter downtime if problems occur. In a traditional PV system, the weakest panel reduces the performance of all panels in the same string. A smart solution minimizes the mismatch between panels due to aging, shading and soiling of panels, or technical faults. Smart solution can also bypass the broken components so that they do not affect the production of other components. Maintenance is fast and easy, thanks to the module-level data provided from the system.

Monitoring

Monitoring

Smart solar solutions provide accurate and real-time data, which is easy to integrate on existing real estate- and energy management systems. Smart solar solutions also enable an easy and cost-efficient way to have centralized fleet management and a visualized monitoring all the way from module-level to fleet-level. The open interface of the data system also guarantees that the corporate and marketing communication of your sustainability investment is easy to customize for all different forms of communication.

Jouko Riihimäki

Security and reliability

“Solnet’s smart solar system is a bit like internet of solar: If one node crashes, the whole system will not go down”.

 

Jouko Riihimäki,
Commercial director, Oy Soya Ab.
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