Posts Tagged ‘solar photovoltaic’

Enabling Seamless and Scalable Distributed Control and SCADA Solutions at Photovoltaic Power Stations

Posted in Control & Safety Systems, Power Generation on Monday, October 29th, 2018. No comments yet
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Authors: Tom Snowden, Greg Schirm Photovoltaic power stations (or solar parks) have traditionally used PLCs as their preferred control devices. Size, ruggedness, and cost are often cited as reasons for using PLCs. With the release of the Ovation Compact Controller, Emerson is merging the scalability of PLCs with the power of the Ovation distributed control […]

Renewable Energy and Unintended Consequences

Posted in Power Generation on Monday, August 15th, 2016. No comments yet
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Author: Douglas Morris “Because the wind blows during stormy conditions when the sun does not shine and the sun often shines on calm days with little wind, combining wind and solar can go a long way toward meeting demand, especially when geothermal provides a steady base and hydroelectric can be called on to fill in […]

Solar Power-Will New Technology Provide a Breakthrough?

Posted in Industrial Energy & Onsite Utilities, Power Generation on Friday, September 7th, 2012. One comment so far
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Plentiful shale gas changes the economics around electricity production. Emerson’s Douglas Morris, a member of the alternative energy industry team, explores recent advancements in solar power technology in light of these economics. Ever bring up the topic of solar power at a dinner party? I’m enough of a geek to admit that I’ve had occasion […]

Control Architecture for Solar Photovoltaic Plants

Posted in Control & Safety Systems, Industrial Energy & Onsite Utilities, Technologies on Friday, January 20th, 2012. One comment so far
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In today’s guest post, Emerson’s Jim Cushman, a member of the Power & Water Solutions business, looks at the process control architecture requirements for solar photovoltaic-based power generation. Early developers of solar photovoltaic (PV) did not consider the need to control the power generated from solar PV panels. In their minds, it was simply a […]

Solar Photovoltaic Growing Pains

Posted in Industrial Energy & Onsite Utilities on Friday, December 16th, 2011. One comment so far
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In today’s guest post, Emerson’s Jim Cushman, a member of the Power & Water Solutions team, describes the challenges utilities and independent system operators (ISOs) face in regulating power on the grid with the increasing number of solar photovoltaic (PV) alternative energy-based systems being installed in commercial and residential properties. The solar photovoltaic market continues […]