Solar Power for Water and Wastewater Management

Solar Powered SCADA Equipment

What is Solar Power for Water and Wastewater Management?

Water and wastewater management most often involves remote sensors, monitoring and control equipment that is ideally suited for solar electric power. At a location where there is no access to utility power, solar power will allow you to maintain operations 24 hours/day, 365 days/year.

Solar Powered SCADA Equipment is widely used in the applications such as water, wastewater management for pressure, flow and level monitoring.

A solar-powered SCADA system is usually made up of three different subsystems: solar power system, SCADA Equipment, and a communication system.

Solar Power System Solar SCADA System

The solar power system consists of solar modules, a solar charge controller, rechargeable deep-cycle battery, power converter or inverter and a weather-proof outdoor enclosure. This system is used to collect solar power and store electrical power and convert the stored power into the correct voltage to operate the SCADA equipment.

Telemetry Equipment

The telemetry system may have different configurations depending on the scope and needs of the SCADA application. In general, it basically breaks down into three areas: sensors, signal conditioning and MCU. The SCADA system is responsible for the collection and reporting of system status, plus process and environmental data such as temperature, level, pressure, humidity and water quality.

Communication System

he communication system employs different technologies and components according to the communication needs of the SCADA system and the base or control center. The direct communication with the control center is usually achieved by high-power radio, cellular or satellite modules dedicatedly designed for long distance transmission.

 Applications for Solar Power in Water & Wastewater Management include:

  • Pump Operation Monitoring
  • Flow & level Monitoring
  • Irrigation
  • Energy Monitoring
  • Water Quality Monitoring
  • Automation & Control
  • Telemetry & SCADA Communication