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Easy-to-Install, Highly Accurate Metering and Datalogging Devices for Commercial and Utility Scale Solar Monitoring

Efficiently manage and maintain solar assets with a system that reliably collects, stores and uploads a wide array of energy data

The LGate 360 is a performance data acquisition kit for commercial solar photovoltaic systems. Designed to integrate easily into three-phase PV systems of all sizes, the LGate continually collects a multitude of energy and environmental data, allowing site owners and operators to efficiently manage solar assets.

Locus Energy provides a range of hardware to collect performance data from solar PV systems. All DAS hardware is factory configured and tested allowing for plug-and-play installation and commissioning. The platform supports a wide variety of third-party hardware including meters, inverters, weather stations and string/sub-array combiners. 

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Delivery: Custom online dashboard

Frequency: Real-time data delivery

Locations: Global

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Justin Krum
President & CEO, 1st Light Energy

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Performance Data Acquisition for Commercial PV Systems

Locus Energy’s LGate 360 is a performance data acquisition kit for commercial solar photovoltaic systems. Designed to integrate easily into three-phase PV systems of all sizes, the LGate continually collects a multitude of energy and environmental data allowing site owners and operators to efficiently manage solar assets. LGate 360 for commercial and utility solar monitoring

The LGate 360 can be configured to monitor nearly any type of PV system. The standard configuration consists of an industrial grade datalogger and revenue-grade energy meter mounted inside a weatherized enclosure. All LGates are shipped with integrated disconnect breakers making field installation much simpler. In addition, each unit can be configured to aggregate data from a large variety of peripheral devices such as inverters, string/sub-array combiner boxes and weather stations.  

Data Collection: 

The LGate uses the RS-485 Modbus protocol to communicate with downstream devices. Any device that supports Modbus can be connected and monitored by the LGate. Up to 32 devices can be connected through the Modbus loop. All data is collected, time stamped and then stored in non-volatile memory. This interval data is stored locally until the next scheduled upload.

Connectivity:

Once the LGate collects and stores performance data from connected devices, it will upload batches of data at regular intervals to Locus Energy’s SolarNOC™ web application. The LGate can transmit data over Ethernet or cellular networks. The integrated datalogger can be set to communicate through almost any type of local area network.

 

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Locus Energy's LGate 360 Allows Site Owners and Operators to Efficiently Manage Solar Assets

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Seamless, Industrial-Grade Network Solution for Wide Area In-Field Communication

Locus Energy’s LGate Connect is a highly configurable, robust network solution for wide-area in-field communication. Seamlessly integrated with the Locus Energy LGate Control SCADA and LGate 360 DAS base stations, the LGate Connect delivers better insight into plant performance through extended data collection and fault detection. Locus' LGate Connect helps plant operators and system owners reduce unplanned downtime and improve system yield

Built for high-performance in rugged environments, the LGate Connect helps plant operators and system owners reduce unplanned downtime and improve system yield. The LGate Connect maintains a stable data backbone for wide-area communication between equipment pads through a secure and redundant network ring. The weatherrated enclosure supports fiber, Ethernet, and wireless networks and has built-in support to monitor pad-mounted equipment via I/O and serial-to-Ethernet conversion. With this, the LGate Connect ensures high network uptime for optimized plant management.

Features of the LGate Connect include:

  • Modular design for tailored, cost-effective network solutions
  • Industrial-grade components for high performance in rugged environments
  • Custom-programmed and factory-tested for low-cost installation and startup
  • Seamless integration with LGate Control SCADA and LGate 360 DAS base stations
  • Real-time performance data available on-demand through the Locus Energy SolarNOC™ web application

Benefits of the LGate Connect include:

  • Gain enhanced insights into plant performance through extended data collection and fault detection
  • Trust the robust network design for high communication uptime
  • Save resources with a plug-and-play design for lower installation and startup costs
  • Feel secure with a system backed by an industry-leading data platform for improved system bankability

 

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Operators and System Owners Can Reduce Unplanned Downtime & Improve System Yield

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Turn-Key Performance Control for Complex Grid Requirements

The LGate Control is the end-to-end SCADA solution for power plant control and grid services. As the central hub of performance management for utility and industrial-scale solar photovoltaic (PV) systems, the LGate Control delivers realtime data collection, control, automated logic, and telemetry services that meet the most stringent requirements for security, precision, and reliability. Locus' LGate Control delivers real-time data collection, control, automated logic, and telemetry services that meet the most stringent requirements for security, precision, and reliability

The LGate Control drives optimal plant performance for operators, asset managers, and owners under complex grid requirements. Highly configurable to meet the demands of any plant layout, the LGate Control supports communication with a number of devices, including inverters, DC monitors, met stations, transformers, substation relays, capacitor bank controllers, trackers, and others devices from various manufactures. While capturing a complete picture of plant performance, the LGate Control offers multiple interfaces to engage with plant operations and ensures all stakeholders maintain real-time transparency. Every LGate Control is supported by comprehensive in-house engineering services and onsite start-up services to ensure a quality at every stage in project delivery.

Features of the LGate Control include:

  • Delivers power curtailment control, power factor control, Volt/VAR, voltage control, cap bank/reactor control, inverter start/stop, and breaker trip/close
  • Supports translation and telemetry over commonly used protocols and integration with third-party software, including OSI PI
  • Industrial-grade components and factory-tested assembly for high performance in rugged environments
  • In-house engineering and startup services for end-to-end project delivery
  • Real-time performance data available on-demand through the Locus Energy SolarNOC™ web application
  • Seamless integration with LGate Connect and LGate Extend for advanced network solutions

Benefits of the LGate Control include:

  • Utilize Locus’ complete toolkit to maximize plant uptime and deliver on project ROI under complex grid requirements
  • Save resources on a scalable solution that can adapt to the unique layout of any industrial or utility PV plant
  • Gain end-to-end project support and service with the advantage of a single-source provider
  • Gain flexibility with the ability to connect and monitor any device that supports Modbus or DNP
  • Feel secure with a system backed by an industry-leading data platform for improved plant bankability

 

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