GEONICA supplies the SEMS-PV Solar Resource Measurement System and Meteorological Stations for the largest Photovoltaic Project in Central America.
The Penonomé solar plant built by TSK for the company Avanzalia represents the largest photovoltaic project to date in all of Central America, with a power of 150 MW that has required an investment of 160 million dollars. The plant is located in the province of Coclé in central Panama and will begin generating electricity before the end of the year.
For the monitoring of the plants, GEONICA's solutions have been trusted. The joint project consists of four SEMS-PV stations that record and store all the measurements of solar irradiance as well as all the additional meteorological parameters necessary for the evaluation of the solar resource and the monitoring of the operation of the photovoltaic plant.
GEONICA has supplied a complete solution based on its SEMS-PV system consisting of the METEODATA datalogger and a set of photovoltaic plant sensors (pyranometers and panel temperature) and meteorological sensors. Communications with the plant's control system are redundant via Ethernet and Modbus, to receive measurement data in the Data Reception Centre using the GEONICA Suite 4K management software package.