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Data Acquisition Systems (DAS)

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DAS Systems for Commercial & Industrial (C&I) and Utility Scale PB Systems

Real-Time Data Acquisition

Nor-Cal’s DAS systems are designed to continuously monitor performance data and alarms for all PV system devices, including all on-site inverters (central or string), MV transformers, revenue meters, meteorological (MET) station sensors and/or Intelligent Equipment Devices (IEDs).

Automatic Alarm Notification

Automatically receive critical alarm notifications (Email and SMS Text) for all devices monitored by the DAS system. Configure alarm recipients and escalation schemes, based on alarm priority.

Fully Customizable

As with all of Nor-Cal’s integrated solutions, each DAS solution is fully customizable and tailored to meet all project and application-specific requirements. Using best practices within the industry, our solutions are designed to meet our customer’s unique needs and preferences.

Control Ready

As a leading SCADA system and controls integrator in solar PV, Nor-Cal understands the importance of having the ability to control PV system devices at a moment’s notice if dictated as a requirement by the Owner, Host Utility and/or Independent System Operator (ISO).

Adding control functionality may be necessary in the future as a grid stability requirement, however, some operators like having the ability to manually reset or start/stop inverters from a DAS HMI graphical interface if desired.

Each DAS system is “control-ready”, robust, and scalable for control. Adding manual and/or automated control for any and all site devices can be done at any time at a minimal cost. *Limited to the capabilities of the selected inverters and required devices to be controlled.*

Open Architecture; No “Black Box” Proprietary Solutions

As with all of Nor-Cal’s integrated solutions, our DAS solutions are all open architecture (open source), utilizing accessible, off the shelf, hardware and software components.

Customers have the peace of mind knowing that their system will continue to be supported throughout the life of their project, with many accessible options regarding maintenance and upgrades into the future.

Cloud-Based, Data Monitoring and Performance Dashboards

Leveraging Nor-Cal’s Canary Labs Axiom software (a cloud-based data monitoring solution), users can securely log in to their customized dashboard to view real-time and historical data or alarms for all PV sites under their operating portfolio.

View high-level information and data for all sites through the Enterprise Fleet dashboard, with the ability to drill into individual sites to view site-specific information, including geographical location. You can also view Key Performance Indicators (KPIs), performance ratio trends, view alarm information, and run historical reports.

Seamlessly Integrate with Third-Parties

Integrate with third-party off-takers, including Utility entities and O&M providers, utilizing our built-in OPC and Modbus device communication protocols.

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