Solar Power Generation X Remote Monitoring

With the construction of increasingly larger solar power plants, the issue of how to collect data from the equipment in real-time is a major issue. Photovoltaic (PV) power plants typically include multiple vendor inverters, convergence boxes, high/low AC/DC power distribution cabinets and other equipment. Efficiently utilizing communication gateways to collect field data and then transferring it to the Cloud platform through wired, 3G and Wi-Fi networks is essential to achieve intelligent remote operation and maintenance in PV power plants, thus improving power generation efficiency and security management.

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Support a variety of power communication protocols (IEC60870, modbus, DNP3, etc.)

PV plant management focuses on the statuses of major PV equipment (such as inverter, convergence box and meter) and environment. There are two approaches to acquiring their information; one is to use the equipment’s RS-485/network communication protocol and the other is to use a sensor. Advantech provides gateways with multiple communication interfaces and remote acquisition modules as well as supporting various power communication protocols to meet the different connection demands so as to rapidly acquire PV data.


  • X86 / RISC platform
  • Support 3G / GPRS / WiFi / Zigbee
  • Multiple serial ports / network ports
  • IEC60870 / Modbus / DNP3

Industrial wireless sensor network (GPRS / 3G / 4G / WiFi)

PV equipment is often scattered over vast and remote areas. By using Wi-Fi to integrate data within a certain area and transferring to control center and operation center through 3G/4G/GPRS communication network implementation can be accelerated while providing stable transmission.


  • IEEE 802.11 a/b/g/n Outdoor Wi-Fi AP
  • IEEE 802.11 a/b/g/n Wi-Fi AP/Client
  • RS-232/485/422 to GPRS

Remote maintenance - WebAccess

Due to the characteristics of wide areas and long distances, the remote control solution provides a real-time cross-platform (Window / iOS / Android) solution for administrators, helping them to immediately understand the operating status of the power plant through handheld devices or PCs even though they are far from the PV farms. This helps in the timely control and maintenance of equipment while enhancing the efficiency and safety of PV plants.


  • BS architecture
  • Dash Board Viewer
  • Support different Browsers
  • Analysis and operations reports

Webinar-Utilities Embracing IoT to Address Global Grid Digitisation Demands

Daniel Sun

Daniel Sun

Senior Product Sales Manager, Advantech


Prithpal Khajuria

Senior Product Manager,Industrial & Energy Solutions Division Intel

Due to major trends like the share of renewables on the grid, dynamic demand balancing and the push towards distributed generation, the digitisation of the grid is now even more critical for the energy sector.

At the core of this is the substation, the digitisation of which will form the cornerstone of the intelligent power grid. Enabling and accelerating not just the trends above but also to facilitate infrastructure optimisation.

In this webinar experts from Advantech and Intel, will share how: 

  • The latest IoT thinking can help deliver and integrate the digital substation
  • To use standards based components to enable and retrofit substations
  • To drive down operational costs and the cost of delivery
  • To enable predictive intelligence for the modern grid

In this webinar we will look at real world examples of how the use of IoT technologies can significantly impact the factors above.

We will have a particular focus on how Advantech power and energy solutions - underpinned by Intel technologies - for smart substations based on IoT technologies show a new way of managing and integrating these assets into the intelligent smart grid.

Application Story


Deploying a stable wireless network transmission for a large-scale PV system

For a large-scale PV system which exists in a harsh environment and has a complicated deployment, the network plays a key role to accurately collecting the front-end data, delivering it to the monitoring and management system. Advantech’s industrial wireless APs not only provide stable transmission but also offer scalability to achieve fast, stable, cost-saving and various requirements.


Optimization of operation and maintenance efficiency in PV plants

As PV power plants continue to increase, centralized management and information integration become thorny problems. Advantech’s intelligent PV plant monitoring system is a visual, manageable and controllable solution which can integrate scattered PV stations to provide aggregated data and unified management platform to achieve real-time control and improve the overall effectiveness of maintenance and operation management in PV plants.

New Energy

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With a continuing increase of wind power and photovoltaic farms, the enormous grid connection operating the wind turbine and photovoltaic power station management has become the key to improving profit and reducing the operation costs. Effective production management systems and remote diagnosis analysis systems are necessary tools for new creating energy in remote regions. costs.

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