Locus Energy Rolls Out New Data Acquisition System For Solar PV Installations


Locus Energy has launched the LGate 350, a data acquisition system designed to collect performance data from commercial- and utility-scale solar PV installations.

The standard configuration combines a power meter and Modbus-enabled data logger pre-wired in an outdoor-rated enclosure. The LGate 350 can also be specified to collect data from a variety of peripheral devices and meteorological sensors.

Together with the Web-based SolarOS monitoring platform, the LGate 350 enables owners and operators of PV plants to gather data for troubleshooting, asset optimization and billing functions, the company explains.

Each unit features a hinged back plate that hides pre-configured internal components and provides installers with a simple set of terminal blocks on the face plate for connecting CT leads, voltage references and Modbus devices, Locus Energy adds.

The LGate 350 includes the following features: UL/CSA rating as an industrial control panel; industrial-grade data logger with built-in support for communication; a three-phase power meter; an integrated, three-pole disconnect breaker and power supply; and options for load metering and 3G cellular connectivity.

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