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Solar-Log™ – The intelligent PV-Energy Management System

Solar-Log™ – The intelligent PV-Energy Management System


With the Solar-Log™, Solare Datensysteme GmbH (SDS) offers the most sophisticated energy management system. Solar-Log™ represents professional PV monitoring, efficient control of PV energy feed into the grid and innovative solutions for Smart Energy.This allows various electrical appliances such as heat pumps, battery storage systems, heating rods and combined heat and power (CHP) plants to be flexibly managed, switched on or off and visualized, together or individually. Solar-Log™ is compatible with over 1,700 inverter models from 100 different manufacturers and with more than 100 component manufacturers.

At the Intersolar 2017, Solare Datensysteme GmbH is presenting numerous new products and features.Come see Solare Datensysteme GmbH at the Intersolar 2017 from 31 May to 02 June in Hall B2, Booth B2.240.

Fit for the future – with Solar-Log WEB Enerest™
Solar-Log™ is now even more intelligent:The new Solar-Log WEB Enerest™ portal is a combination of proven technology and innovative ideas. It makes customized PV monitoring within the function classes and plant sizes possible for installers, portal operators and end-customers.
The Solar-Log WEB Enerest™ portal is available in three different service levels and price classes to respond even more specifically to the differing needs of individual customer groups. Solar-Log WEB Enerest™ M, the free basic version, offers reliable analysis tools. It is designed for customers who would like to transpose of their plant monitoring and management themselves. A new option allows installers to offer their customers the free M version, hosted from the installer’s own website.
The basic version provides concise presentation of PV yields, consumption, performance comparison of individual inverters and MPP tracker, fault messages and yield overviews via e-mail.
The Solar-Log WEB Enerest™ L version goes a step further with its features and is designed to handle any special plant and portal operator requirements. It is also intended for technically adept plant owners who would like to monitor their plants themselves. One feature, for example, is simple dashboard visualization of PV yields and the energy balances. In addition to the M version, it is possible to visualize the x% reductions – and the power management reductions and a concise yield overview of several plants allow for reference plant comparisons.
Several PV plants can be centrally monitored with the XL version. This allows installers and service providers to offer their plant customers an attractive service package. With the premium version, the monitored plants and error messages are centrally managed and evaluated by professionals. A custom design of the portal operator can also be applied to the platform. The portal allows the portal operator to remotely configure the Solar-Log™ devices. The portal allows plant owners to have around-the-clock access to the yield and plant information. Automated reports, weather data comparisons and the option to combine several plants with one account are just some of the comprehensive functions that the Solar-Log WEB Enerest™ XL has to offer.

Very much in vogue! – With the new Solar-Log WEB Enerest™ App
The new Solar-Log WEB Enerest™ App with its modern design and completely revised operating concept for smartphones and tablets will be available in June 2017 free of charge. It offers many new features such as interactive graphics. For example, a single PV plant or several plants can be presented on a pinboard with customized views. Current and historical plant data as well as data from connected components such as heat pumps and heating rods can be concisely visualized. The News Center keeps users informed and up-to-date. The Solar-Log WEB Enerest™ is available for both iOS and Android devices.

Professional monitoring assistance – with Solar-Log™ WEB-4U
With the Solar-Log™ WEB-4U, Solare Datensysteme GmbH offers additional services relating to the Solar-Log WEB Enerest™ portal. SDS will take care of monitoring the PV plants connected to your WEB portal.
With around-the-clock monitoring, errors are quickly detected and reported to the respective portal operator.
The Solar-Log™ WEB-4U makes the daily work for portal operators easier. You save valuable time and minimize costs, have peace of mind thanks to daily monitoring and can count on quick and simple fault detection.

Efficiency during Charging: Solar-Log™ in combination with KEBA Power Charging Stations
The compatibility between the Solar-Log™ and the KEBA charging stations provides the option to better utilize one’s own PV energy (self-consumption optimization) when charging electric cars. Electric cars can be more efficiently charged with PV energy with the current limiting function.
This ensures that the car always reaches its minimum charge even when no PV energy is available. When there is a PV energy surplus, the Solar-Log™ informs the KEBA charging station that there is additional power to charge the car beyond the minimum charge level.
The charge data can be recorded and concisely visualized with the Solar-Log WEB Enerest™ portal. This is possible without affecting the charging process.
The Solar-Log™ can detect charging station malfunctions. The allows for rapid troubleshooting. The Solar-Log™ and KEBA charging station use an Ethernet connection for communication.

Solar-Log™ Licences
To expand the functions of Solar-Log™, SDS offers various licences.
The Solar-Log™ Modbus TCP Direct Marketing Licence ensures the communication between direct marketers and remote controllable PV plants, simple and efficient. The Solar-Log™ can receive reduction commands from the direct marketer and report the current output via this interface.
With the FTP license, the data export can be used for third-party portals. This allows for multiple, periodical data transfers.
The Solar-Log™ SCB License activates data recording of different SCBs in the Solar-Log™, as well as the visualization and monitoring of individual string values in the Solar-Log WEB Enerest™ portal.
Solar-Log™ Plant Expansion Licenses (Solar-Log 1200 to 250 kWp & Solar-Log 300 to 30 kWp) are also in the program. The one-time license for the expanded plant sizes requires at least firmware version 3.5.0.

Come see Solare Datensysteme GmbH at the Intersolar 2017 from 31 May to 02 June in Hall B2, Booth B2.240.

With tiered pricing and countless functions, the Solar-Log WEB Enerest™ is fit for the future.

The new Solar-Log WEB Enerest™ App

Solar-Log™ WEB-4U

Solar-Log™ in combination with KEBA Power Charging Stations

Solare Datensysteme GmbH (SDS)
Solare Datensysteme GmbH (SDS), based in the German city of Geislingen-Binsdorf, is one of the leading companies in the areas of solar monitoring, smart energy, and feed-in management with global service for operators and installers. Since August 2015, SDS is a subsidiary of BKW AG (Bern, Switzerland) – a global company for energy and infrastructure with more than 5,500 employees.

SDS has developed and distributed their Solar-Log™ product range since 2007, currently available in 100 countries – monitoring 262,509 plants with a total output of 11.69 GWp. Solar-Log™ is compatible with 100 inverter brands, relating to 1.700 inverter models as well as lot more component manufacturers like meters, storage systems, heating elements or heat pumps. SDS solutions make an important contribution to the successful integration of renewable energy into an intelligent power grid and help to make the successful transition to clean energy a reality.

More information about SDS can be found at www.solar-log.com.

Anand Gupta Editor - EQ Int'l Media Network


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