PV Inverter Monitor offers remote operation.
January 4, 2010 -
Designed for residential and small commercial applications, Aurora® PVIDESKTOP gathers data from up to 6 string Aurora® Photovoltaic Inverters for power plants up to 60 kW, and can operate within 1,000 ft from farthest-controlled inverter. Unit presents all relevant plant parameters through screen shots on 3 ½ in. touch-screen TFT display. Communication between inverters and Aurora® PVI-DESKTOP is carried out through RS485 wire link or radio link at 915 MHz.
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740 Calle Plano
Camarillo, CA, 93012
Innovative Aurora® PVI-DESKTOP Platform Product Launched for Aurora® Photovoltaic Inverters
Camarillo, CA - Power-One, Inc. (Nasdaq: PWER), a leading provider of power conversion and management solutions, announces the availability of its Aurora® PVIDESKTOP
in the U.S. and Canada. The Aurora® PVI-DESKTOP is an innovative control and
monitoring platform for residential and small commercial applications of Power-One's Aurora® Photovoltaic Inverters. It also provides an appealing solution to customers who want to have production data and device status available at a glance without use of either computer or internet connection.
The Aurora® PVI-DESKTOP is capable of gathering data from up to six string inverters for power plants up to 60 kW in a local plant environment. It provides an extensive presentation of all relevant plant parameters through user-friendly screen shots on a 3 1/2" touch-screen color TFT display. The communication between the inverters and the Aurora® PVI-DESKTOP is carried out through either RS485 wire link or radio link at 915 MHz. In both cases the communication is supported by an Aurora® proprietary protocol.
The Aurora® PVI-DESKTOP is a cost effective and flexible answer to the need for local site monitoring especially intended for residential applications, and it operates within a range of 1000 feet from the farthest-controlled inverter. Thanks to its radio link and the installation of an Aurora® PVI-RADIOMODULE on each controlled inverter, the Aurora® PVI-DESKTOP can also function without data line wiring. Flexibility of main power backup is guaranteed by an integrated Lithium battery with a backup time of three weeks from full charge.
The Aurora® PVI-DESKTOP comes with a table-top docking station as well as a wall-mount bracket, stylus pen, and battery-recharge wall-plug AC adapter. In addition, a supplied standard 2GByte SD memory card guarantees an energy production data storage up to 10 years with a sampling period of 15 minutes, or 20 years with an optional 4GByte SD memory card. The Aurora® PVI-DESKTOP USB port can be connected to a PC for free software upgrades. Additionally, an optional Bluetooth wireless link for software upgrades from a PC is expected to be available soon.
The Aurora® PVI-DESKTOP data sheet is available for download at:
Please contact Power-One for pricing information.
Power-One designs and manufactures energy-efficient power conversion and power management solutions for alternative/renewable energy, routers, data storage and servers, wireless communications, optical networking, medical diagnostics, military, railway controls, semiconductor test equipment, and custom applications. Power-One, with headquarters in Camarillo, CA, has global sales offices, manufacturing, and R&D operations in Asia, Europe, and the Americas. Please visit www.power-one.com for more information.