Renewable Energy Monitoring System
Our team at SAPHI developed a sophisticated custom renewable energy monitoring system leveraging edge computing to to monitor, record and display real-time weather and renewable energy performance data
Who Was Our Client?
Diffuse Energy is an Australian small wind turbine manufacturer and supplier. Their wind energy system complements solar PV and batteries for microgrids in the telecommunication and critical comms markets.
What Was The Problem?
Diffuse knew they had a valuable product, but they needed a data capture component that would position them as leaders in the market. They needed a way to offer their clients real-time performance data of their assets no matter where they were on the globe.
What Was The Solution?
The team at Saphi developed a compact, custom edge-computing system using time series data that integrates into their turbine systems. Because of the high computational requirements and no access to mains power supply, we designed the system to run off the green energy supplied by the Hybrid Microgrid the turbines operated in.
We developed a custom web app to display the captured data in real-time in conjunction with the physical Hardware and cloud-based system. The dashboard gives users access to their wind turbines’ current and historical performance at a frequency of up to 25hz.
What Were The Outcomes?
- Days of saved time through the elimination of manual health checks of assets
- Better decision making based on accurate real-time data
- Increase in sales
- Reduction in labour costs
- Reduction in downtime of assets
What Skills Did SAPHI Use To Implement The Solution?
SAPHI leveraged its expertise in a broad range of areas to construct the system, including:
- PCB Design
- RS-485 communication protocols
- CAT-M1 wireless communication protocols
- Google Cloud Platform (Firebase, BigQuery)
What Support Did SAPHI Offer After Completion?
For all projects, SAPHI provides 12 months of free ongoing support and maintenance for all in-scope items to reduce the risk for clients and ensure a smooth transition of asset ownership.
Additionally, Diffuse has continued to engage SAPHI in the development of additional renewable energy monitoring systems for their latest phase of asset deployment.
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