RS Monitoring is the WEB supervision portal for the inverters of the RS Single-phase, RS Three-phase and RS Hybrid Riello Solartech ranges, and is also available in the APP version which can be downloaded free of charge from Google Play and the App Store.
It is a professional monitoring system that closely monitors every type of photovoltaic plant and the environment in which it is located, using local weather surveys. Such a tool is useful for small plants, but absolutely necessary for medium and large plants, RS Monitoring communicates data and information in real time both to the operators who carry out the monitoring and to the specialised technicians in charge, thus making it possible to carry out targeted, timely and preventive maintenance work.
By registering on the WEB Portal www.riello-rsmonitoring.com or by downloading the APP, you can monitor the production and consumption trends of one or more photovoltaic plants, gaining access with a single account. In addition, users can activate failure alarms and generation messages.
The messages are alert emails. Users can modify the references of the email addresses to which the messages and other alerts are delivered, also choosing the degree of priority.
The system enables real-time monitoring of the plant's performance and, via the Wi-Fi connection built into the inverter, sends the data to the central calculation unit (Cloud) over a secure SNMP Protocol.
The processing of these data, in addition to those sent by weather stations, allows us to keep the plants monitored, to guarantee the highest performance ratio and ensure a service even more oriented to the satisfaction of our customers.
The platform provides for managing an ordered, summary dashboard of all the monitored photovoltaic fields for each customer with related indications on the operating status (alarm signalling and error list) and on the production of the plant. A second level accesses the detailed information of the selected plant. Meters always provide the values of energy produced and the economic income generated, also calculating the reduction in CO2 emissions and the equivalent in trees planted, without neglecting the energy values of daily, weekly, monthly, annual and total production, also with the aid of appropriate graphical reports.
The new routine for export to text format enables the data to be used in various software applications for subsequent statistical analysis. A report page enables the upload / download of event logs, even for a specific period as selected. Finally, if the plant has SMARTSTRING, it will be possible to receive detailed information on the performance of the plant on the DC side with a comparison between the producible power of a string and the actual power.
Thanks to the Smart Dashboard, customers and maintenance engineers of a photovoltaic field will always have real-time access to all the information related to the DC and AC side power values, daily, weekly, monthly, annual, and total energy, and the status of the devices (there may be a notification next to the alarms icon).
From the dashboard, we will have information on the user and on the field, with the date of installation, the size of the field location, the current time where the plant is located, logo and image (default or inserted by the user during the configuration phase) and legal information related to earnings (calculated on the basis of the user-defined incentive rate for their own system), trees planted and CO2 savings.
In addition, there will be information on the energies related to the entire plant and a button to select the graph to be displayed in the third box (field level or single inverter); this graph will show the instantaneous DC and AC power values both at the inverter level (for each individual inverter) and at the field level (intended as the sum of all the inverters that are part of the field).
The RS Monitoring system is equipped with an ALERT Service to be always informed about any anomalies and malfunctioning of the plant, detailed and configurable by sending an email.
Alarm management is divided into the following groups:
- GROUP 1 – No communication: This error is generated when no packets are sent by an inverter for more than 8 hours, after which an alarm email is sent to the customer and the error is reported on the portal/APP. This check is carried out 24 hours a day.
- GROUP 2 – Zero power generation: This error is generated when the packages of the inverter in question have a zero power parameter for 8 consecutive hours, after which an alarm email is sent to the customer and the error is reported on the portal/APP. This check is only performed during daylight hours (sunrise-sunset)
- GROUP 3 – Inverter-generated alarms: These errors, sent by the inverters, are handled according to defined specifications