Advanticsys M2M monitoring solutions enhance Kliux Energies self-consumption installations
Kliux Energies has selected ADVANTICSYS remote monitoring technology to manage their renewable-energy generation facilities. Two Spanish technology companies joining their strengths in the quest for a quality product in the energy market.
Kliux Energies is a Spanish company with a global presence in distributed energy solutions and energy generated at site of use, tailor-made to the client’s specifics needs. Kliux has worldwide exclusivity rights to manufacture and sell the Kliux Zebra vertical-axis wind turbine (developed by Geolica Innovations) which also integrates into hybrid systems with solar photovoltaic technology.
By combining a vertical axis wind turbine from Kliux Energies and solar photovoltaic panels, customers are able to make the most of the resources offered by the sun and wind, thus optimizing the power generation hours, while making it possible to supply 100% of the electricity consumption of an average household.
Regardless of the season or the weather, the dual wind solar system will supply the power needed throughout the year. It also reduces customer dependence of the electrical system and, thus, avoids the impact of the continued increases in the cost of electricity or the occasional power outages.
To make it easier for remote tracking and monitoring of the facility, an ADVANTICSYS MPC-143 controller, equipped with a built-in GSM/GPRS modem, has been set up for remote telemetry which virtually covers 100% of the area by taking advantage of the cellular network deployment.
The MPC-143 controller is connected to inverters supporting RS232/RS485 protocols (depending on the inverter’s brand) which periodically performs readings for each and every value provided by the manufacturer, both for instantaneous measurements (voltage, current or power) and cumulative values (active or reactive power, produced and consumed), set-up parameters, status indicators and active or recorded alarms.
It is also feasible to connect a power analyzer to a RS485 serial port in order to monitor electrical parameters in alternate current (at both inverters’ outputs, wind and photovoltaic).
Besides gathering all this information, the MPC-143 controller features 4 analog inputs to record the status of switches or alarm sensors, 2 analog inputs (0-10V and 4-20mA) for any kind of environmental sensor (typically irradiance or wind speed sensors) as well as another input for PT100-type temperature sensors to record ambient temperature.
The MPC-143 registers all the required variables required for a comprehensive monitoring of the facility and may come in handy when it comes to charging small batteries (12Vcc, 7Ah) ensuring up to 72h of operation of the equipment in the event of power cut-off or breakdown in the facility. With the control screen, you can easily identify the root cause of malfunction when it occurs, thus speeding up the technical support.
Periodically registered values for each facility are registered in a centralized monitoring platform called Concordia . It is a flexible and robust software aimed at facilitating data processing and storage; while providing an easy and user-friendly interface for queries to any of the Kliux Energies facilities worldwide. Since it is also a web server, Concordia can be accessed from anywhere and from any device with Internet connection (pc, tablet, smartphone…)
This agreement, which is framed within Advanticsys’ worldwide operational strategy, is seeking to give a boost to the renewable industry by harnessing its efficiency and productivity by means of M2M technology, previously implemented in other areas such as energy efficiency or environmental monitoring.