Skytron Energy has updated PV Guard with integrated controls

8/24/16, 8:00 AM -

The First Solar subsidiary Skytron Energy has launched the version 2.3 of its PVGuard Supervision Platform.

The First Solar subsidiary Skytron Energy has launched the version 2.3 of its PVGuard Supervision Platform.
The software allows operators to store high-resolution data from metering devices up to six months.

The updated version includes a new integrated control function, allowing operators to directly connect to a plant via a customized dashboard, activating and deactivating individual inverters, sections, or the entire plant. This direct connection to the PV plant allows selected data to be displayed live on the dashboard and makes the effects of switching operations visible in real-time.

PVGuard 2.3 from Skytron Energy also allows operators to store high-resolution data from metering devices and the power plant controller for up to six months in a database, thereby enabling long-term, in-depth analysis of system performance. Version 2.3 is now optimized for use in 64-bit environments, especially with Windows 10 and Java 8. 

According to GTM Research Skytron energy is the top provider of monitoring systems for utility-scale PV plants.