Tuesday, October 21, 2014

T1-S Vantage provides performance optimization for PV resources

FOLSOM, USA: Trimark Associates has announced T1-S Vantage, a performance management system that provides advanced control, reporting, and analytics. This utility-scale photovoltaic (PV) power generation management system is available via mobile app and browser-based interfaces.

T1-S Vantage is fully integrated into Trimark's complete suite of solutions. The system gathers and presents data captured by data telemetry devices; revenue meters, and meteorological instruments. This unified system enables performance optimization, operations and maintenance management, and PPA compliance.

"We took a fresh approach to design a SCADA system specifically to address challenges of PV site management," said Bob Wood, CTO, Trimark Associates. "We applied technology that wasn't available a year ago to deliver tools for real-time information presentation, provide practical tools for the mobile worker, and consolidate site-wide control."

A key capability of T1-S Vantage is its ability to control PV inverters, trackers, capacitor banks, and reclosers – all from a single interface. Control functions also enable authorized users, utilities, or balancing authorities to adjust generation parameters including maximum power, power factor, and reactive power.

T1-S Vantage's feature-rich mobile interface presents key operational metrics, alerts and alarms. Field-deployed users can check site status, acknowledge alarms, take notes and photograph site conditions – all through the T1-S Vantage app on their smart phone or tablet.

The T1-S Vantage interface can be easily adjusted to match specific user requirements. "One of our development criteria was to enable a highly-configurable user experience," said Wood. "T1-S can be organized to put the user's highest-priority information right where they want to see it." This configurability provides PV site operators, resource owners, asset managers and investors with views, reports and real time management tools for a single location or a portfolio of sites.

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