Web-based system helps monitor and manage solar equipment

Eaton Corp. announces the PVGard engineered monitoring system, which helps solar customers monitor and manage a solar plant’s equipment. The web-based PVGard monitoring system alerts customers to underperforming panels, inverters and transformers. Providing advanced predictions of many potential failures, the PVGard system helps users avoid downtime and maximize energy harvest. The PVGard system was developed to advance solar projects and satisfy power purchase agreements.

With custom algorithms to track multiple inputs, the PVGard monitoring system helps companies maintain and improve system performance. It collects data directly from equipment including PV arrays, inverters, ac equipment, and weather parameters. Transmitting data in real-time, PVGard enables plant operators to respond faster to abnormal conditions.

The monitoring and display software enables customization to incorporate descriptive text, schematic diagrams, and customer-specific data. The PVGard engineered monitoring system also provides real-time data and alarm notification through text and email.

For more information, contact Eaton Corp., 1000 Cherrington Pkwy., Coraopolis, PA 15108. Phone: (412) 893-3300.

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