Central Remote Monitor and Telemetry System
A central monitoring system monitors and controls system function and provides remote telemetry (management and diagnostics) via a GPRS wireless data connection to our centralised server. Real-time, 24×7 remote data access allows monitoring of all deployed systems and, where necessary, provides for intervention to guarantee “quality of service” to our consumers.
A database captures data from the RVE units, which is used to drive real-time alerts and warnings to appropriate people, be it the energy vendor, the service technician or the system owner. System variables such as battery condition and status, load power demand curves, water and biogas system variables are monitored and when necessary a remote shut-down or consumer circuit disconnect can be initiated.
The Remote Monitor allows full dynamic visibility of the following system variables:
- insolation rates, both current and over time
- solar power generated to date
- electricity consumed to date
- battery charge status, state of health condition and charge cycles
- water filter status, raw water levels, potable water generated
- biogas system pressures and temperatures
The graph below indicates a typical time period display for battery state of health and charge versus consumer load.
The graph below indicates a typical daily solar charge cycle over three days – the peak solar power generated on May 24th is shown to be 4,2kWh.
The graph below indicates typical data for the water system over a week. Cleaning (“CLEAN”) and Integrity Test (“TEST”) cycles are clearly depicted across the top of the graph. Amounts of water purified daily in the AM and the PM are also indicated together with filter permeability over time.