Solar-Log™ - The intelligent PV Energy Management System

10. May 2017

With the Solar-Log™, Solare Datensysteme GmbH (SDS) offers the most sophisticated energy management system. Solar-Log™ represents professional PV monitoring, efficient control of PV energy feed into the grid and innovative solutions for Smart Energy.This allows various electrical appliances such as heat pumps, battery storage systems, heating rods and combined heat and power (CHP) plants to be flexibly managed, switched on or off and visualized, together or individually. Solar-Log™ is compatible with over 1,700 inverter models from 100 different manufacturers and with more than 100 component manufacturers.

At the Intersolar 2017, Solare Datensysteme GmbH is presenting numerous new products and features.

Fit for the future – with Solar-Log WEB Enerest™

The Solar-Log WEB Enerest™ provides plant owners and service providers plant monitoring with numerous reporting and presentation options.
The Solar-Log WEB Enerest™ M, L and XL editions make it possible to find the perfect fit for plant monitoring according to individual requirements.
Plant owners can take care of monitoring themselves or leave it to a service provider.
The system provides banks and investors reliable protection and professional monitoring for PV investments.

Very much in vogue! – With the new Solar-Log WEB Enerest™ App

The new Solar-Log WEB Enerest™ App with its modern design and completely revised operating concept for smartphones and tablets will be available in June 2017 free of charge.  It offers many new features such as interactive graphics. For example, a single PV plant or several plants can be presented on a pinboard with customized views. Current and historical plant data as well as data from connected components such as heat pumps and heating rods can be concisely visualized. The News Center keeps users informed and up-to-date. The Solar-Log WEB Enerest™ is available for both iOS and Android devices.

Professional monitoring assistance – with Solar-Log™ WEB-4U

With the Solar-Log™ WEB-4U, Solare Datensysteme GmbH offers additional services relating to the Solar-Log WEB Enerest™ portal. SDS will take care of monitoring the PV plants connected to your WEB portal.
With around-the-clock monitoring, errors are quickly detected and reported to the respective portal operator.
The Solar-Log™ WEB-4U makes the daily work for portal operators easier. You save valuable time and minimize costs, have peace of mind thanks to daily monitoring and can count on quick and simple fault detection.

Efficiency during Charging: Solar-Log™ in combination with KEBA Power Charging Stations

The compatibility between the Solar-Log™ and the KEBA charging stations provides the option to better utilize one's own PV energy (self-consumption optimization) when charging electric cars. Electric cars can be more efficiently charged with PV energy with the current limiting function.
This ensures that the car always reaches its minimum charge even when no PV energy is available. When there is a PV energy surplus, the Solar-Log™ informs the KEBA charging station that there is additional power to charge the car beyond the minimum charge level.
The charge data can be recorded and concisely visualized with the Solar-Log WEB Enerest™ portal. This is possible without affecting the charging process.
The Solar-Log™ can detect charging station malfunctions. The allows for rapid troubleshooting. The Solar-Log™ and KEBA charging station use an Ethernet connection for communication.

Solar-Log™ Licences

To expand the functions of Solar-Log™, SDS offers various licences.
The Solar-Log™ Modbus TCP Direct Marketing Licence ensures the communication between direct marketers and remote controllable PV plants, simple and efficient. The Solar-Log™ can receive reduction commands from the direct marketer and report the current output via this interface.
With the FTP license, the data export can be used for third-party portals. This allows for multiple, periodical data transfers.
The Solar-Log™ SCB License activates data recording of different SCBs in the Solar-Log™, as well as the visualization and monitoring of individual string values in the Solar-Log WEB Enerest™ portal.
Solar-Log™ Plant Expansion Licenses (Solar-Log 1200 to 250 kWp & Solar-Log 300 to 30 kWp) are also in the program. The one-time license for the expanded plant sizes requires at least firmware version 3.5.0.