Schneider Electric at #SPIcon: Learn about new monitoring, control solutions

Schneider Electric Solar Business is presenting its full storage and enhanced monitoring and control solutions at booth #2517  at Solar Power International — which is happening right now, as you are reading this.

So, what to look for. How about Schneider Electric’s Conext Core XC-NA inverter at their booth (video above), along with a new DC re-combiner. Attendees are also learning more about Schneider Electric’s new monitoring and control solutions for PV and energy storage power plants.

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Visitors are also getting a first look at the new Conext Advisor, which is a web-based application focused on providing power plant operators and investors with high level and detailed performance analysis of a PV plant portfolio. Utilizing existing data extracted by Conext Control and leveraging the power of cloud-based analytics, users can compare the performance of their assets, identify underperforming areas within a PV plant down to the string level, and trigger adequate maintenance and refurbishment actions to maintain or enhance the energy generation over the lifetime of the asset.

“We are excited to showcase our power plant solutions for PV generation and energy storage,” said Arnaud Cantin, VP of the Power Plants Line of Business. “Banking on synergies with our highly reliable and competitive PV system offering, and leveraging our broad expertise with design, implementation, and operation of complex control systems, we have developed high performance energy storage systems to deliver to renewable project developers, utilities and large end-users, for varied applications. With Schneider Electric, customers can count on reliable systems, for both PV and energy storage, backed up by our global services infrastructure.”

For commercial and residential applications, Schneider Electric is proud to introduce Conext Insight, a remote monitoring and asset management platform for decentralized grid-tie and battery-based systems. Installers can leverage Conext Insight to remain connected with their customers and offer value-added services. It also helps to minimize truck rolls and service calls by facilitating remote diagnostics of issues. Conext Insight enables installers to gain actionable insight to make confident decisions and help their customers maximize ROI of their PV assets.

Also just announced, the Conext Core XC-NA ES inverter is now CSA certified to UL1741 and CSA C22.2 no. 107.1, making it one of the first high power bidirectional inverters suitable for use in the North American market.

Its high efficiency (peak 98.6%) and fast response time makes it suitable for a variety of utility scale energy storage applications including ancillary services, renewable smoothing and firming, energy shifting, peak shaving, and electricity rate optimization.

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