Solarfox® Solar Display &
Solis / Ginlong Solar Monitoring
Solar display for Solis / Ginlong solar monitoring
To use a Solarfox® display to visualize the energy data, only an Internet connection is required on site. The system is therefore compatible with any photovoltaic system with Ginlong inverters, the only requirement is an Internet connection via LAN or WLAN. This has the advantage that you do not need any direct wiring between the Ginlong Monitoring and the Solarfox display. This allows you to select a location for the Solarfox display that is completely location-independent and spatially very flexible.
Display options of the solar display
- General information about the photovoltaic system
- Current plant capacity (plant utilization)
- Power consumption / own consumption (optional)
- Visualization of the electricity yield
(daily, monthly, annual and total income)
- Information on CO2 avoidance
- Sunrise and sunset
- weather forecast
- Own information or advertising content (texts and images)
- Dashboard - All information at a glance
- optional: visitor greeting, videos, PDF files, etc.
Ginlong Technologies / Solis
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Communication between Ginlong and Solarfox display
- The photovoltaic system generates direct current
- The Ginlong inverter converts solar energy into alternating current.
- The yield information is transferred directly from the Ginlong inverters to the Ginlong monitoring portal on the Internet.
- After a Solarfox online account has been created, the Solarfox® web server accesses the data in the Ginlong Monitoring Portal and generates a slideshow, which you can configure individually via web browser.
- The Solarfox® display accesses the data of the Solarfox web server via the Internet and then displays the data in a visually appealing slideshow. For this the display must make only one data call via Internet over port 80.
Ginlong Solar Monitoring and combination with other systems
The Solarfox system is not only compatible with Ginlong, but also with numerous other solar monitoring systems and can visualize several systems from different manufacturers.
Ginlong and Solarfox® advantages
Visualization of several Ginlong photovoltaic systems
Solarfox displays can visualize several data sources or PV systems of the Ginlong portal on one monitor.
General information on the topic:
Monitoring for solar systems
Solar monitoring systems or photovoltaic data loggers are systems for monitoring photovoltaic systems and are of great importance for the safe operation and cost-effectiveness of solar systems. Many systems for system monitoring are similar by and large, but often differ in detail. Modern photovoltaic systems should always have their own monitoring system. Today in Europe, intelligent power monitoring of the yields of a solar system has virtually become a standard. This was not always the case in the past. The origins of photovoltaics go back a long way. It was until the 1990s, when the first larger photovoltaic systems fed significant amounts of electricity into the public grid. It was precisely at this time that the beginnings of power monitoring in the sense of visualization also began. Initially, it was mainly projects with a public impact that led to the first solar displays and display panels beginning to give shape to the otherwise invisible form of energy generation. In addition, investors at the time wanted to know more about the performance of the solar system and its yields. This often resulted in proprietary communication systems, which compiled both yields and meteorological data by means of sensors and pulse generators and mostly transmitted them by cable. Then came the EEG. But as is often the case, those parts of a technology that promise the highest returns, i.e. modules, inverters and rack technology, develop fastest.
Power monitoring used to be a marginal phenomenon for a long time, as it was not absolutely necessary for most start-ups. In the development of monitoring, two types can be identified: first, monitoring solutions in the accessory ranges of the respective inverter manufacturers and second, solutions that are independent of the inverter manufacturer. This results in various advantages and disadvantages.
Some systems for monitoring solar systems can not only monitor the power generation of inverters, but also the power consumption in the building and, if necessary, integrate it into their own energy management. This often requires additional sensor units or communication interfaces. In recent years, Solarfox® has succeeded in connecting numerous of these interfaces and protocols to its own solar display systems. This is an important unique selling point of Solarfox®, as it allows several systems from different manufacturers to be visualized on one solar display.
Note: A market overview of the various solar monitoring systems can be found in an article in the PV magazine.
Also of interest is a cost-benefit comparison for the monitoring of photovoltaic systems. (Costs and Benefits Solar Monitoring)