Jan 28 2014
skytron energy, the internationally renowned developer of monitoring, control and supervision systems for renewable energy power plants, has successfully completed the cETLus product safety test for their skycontrol power plant controller.
The controller’s cETLus approval to the UL/CSA 60950-1 equipment safety standard rounds off UL certification of skytron’s entire instrumentation and control range for renewable power plants and particularly for utility-scale photovoltaic installations. The system solution for solar applications covers the ArrayGuard series of industry-standard combiner boxes for DC distribution and real-time string current measurement; skyCONNi field sensors for irradiation, weather and status monitoring; skylog data loggers; the skycontrol plant controller for grid stability and balancing functions; and the PVGuard remote supervision platform.
The control aspect of the system ensures the power plant’s flexibility in meeting local TSO/DSO grid connection regulations. Its add-on skycontrolRI telecontrol interface allows renewable power plants to leverage the various forms of electricity dispatching and trading, which is particularly important in regions without a national FIT.
“To date, in collaboration with international EPC companies, we have installed our monitoring and control system in more than 4.5 GWp of solar power plants, 3 GWp of which are equipped with our plant controller”, says Alberto Gallego, Product Marketing Manager at skytron energy. “With cETLus listing now completed across our entire functional range, we are happy to be part of the exciting, fast growing U.S. solar market.”
About skytron energy
skytron energy has been developing integrated monitoring, control and supervision systems since 1977. Now one of the leading suppliers in the industry, specializing in utility-scale and commercial power plants, it has installed monitoring and control systems in more than 600 plants with a total capacity of over 4.5 GWp. The company’s core competencies are plant condition monitoring, power plant control, remote plant supervision, system migration of existing power plants, operation & maintenance, and PV asset management. skytron energy is headquartered in Berlin, Germany, and has operations in Santiago, Chile; Cape Town, South Africa; Bangalore, India; Singapore and Beijing, China. As a technology leader, skytron energy has received a number of prestigious awards, such as the highly coveted InterSolar Award for the “PVGuard” Supervision Platform and for the “StringGuard” string current measurement system.